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Organize Your Writing Desk Station
It doesn’t matter what you write – blogs, books, reviews, short stories or any other kind of writing. As a writer, you need a place to do that. If you’re going to be more productive and write more, time for organization your home writing cabinet.
Your Writing Cabinet
It doesn’t matter if you work from home or have an office somewhere to do your writing, you have to have solid organization to ensure you make the most of your time. You’ll get more inspiration, meet deadlines, and overall be a better writer if you have everything organized.
Writing can take up a lot of energy and time so writing office organization is essential so you get more done. By organizing your writing cabinet, you’ll be able to meet all your writing challenges and things won’t be as hectic for you.
Below you’ll find an infographic from OmniPapers. This is an excellent cheat sheet to help you organize your writing space and your cabinet in the best way possible. Here are a few points to consider as you start to organize.
The Writing Desk
Your writing desk is essential to writing office organization. Make sure you have a good desk light as well as plants to liven the mood. Keep the desk tidy and remove papers when you’re finished with them. An organized desk makes it easier to get things done.
A good all-in-one PC can be a great help as you won’t have a lot of wires getting in your way and you’ll get all the advantages of both laptops and desktop PCs. Put papers you need in the closest drawer and file things you’re not using. Technology such as a smart pen, can transfer your writing notes quickly to your PC and save you time.
You should have two zones in the cabinet. One is for computer work and the other is for non-computer work. Add some color to the room such as blue or green as these are comforting colors. You should have other space for comfort too such as a couch or chair where you can sit when not writing. The walls should have some sort of writing inspiration such as a sign you can view when discouraged. Make sure you take a break in your non-computer zone and then get back to work when you feel refreshed. Have shelves or a bookcase for books you refer to frequently.
Use a comfortable ergonomic chair and if possible, try writing standing up for a period of time if you can. If you can’t write in standing position, stand every twenty minutes and take a break.
By following these tips you’ll enjoy better writing office organization and you’ll be able to get more done in less time with fewer headaches.
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YOUR WRITING CABINET ORGANIZATION: Cheat Sheet
ORGANIZE YOUR WRITING DESK
- Desk lamp with light levels adjustment. 4000 Kelvin light would be the best, as it braces up an simulates cerebration.
- Live plants clean the air and boost spirits
- Green tea contains L-theanine and caffeine that lead to improving brain functions, boosting productivity, and staying focused. Use a USB cup warmer to keep your tea hot
- Keep only those items that are essential for your daily use
- Stickers to write down all notes and reminders
- Digital highlighter helps you translate, save, and transfer texts to computer and smartphone
ORGANIZE YOUR WRITING CABINET
ZONE 1: Computer work
- Restful blue or green colors for better productivity and focus
- Shelves for books and documents to clear some space on a desk
- All-In-One PC combines advantages of both PC and laptop, letting you clear some space from frustrating wires
- The often used stuff goes to the closest drawer; everything else goes to far away drawers.
ZONE 2: Non-computer work
- Use this zone if you get tired. Sync your tablet or smartphone with PC to continue working.
- Boost inspiration, whether it’s some quote or pictures of your kids
- Those working in the daylight stay more concentrated and active by the evening than those working in the lamplight
- A smart pen converts your handwriting and sketches to digital copies and audio. It also includes great apps to complement smartphone, tablet, or PC.
ADD SOME COMFORT AND HEALTH
Take an ergonomic office chair that supports lower back and promotes posture. Adjust it to sit comfortable. Remember to stand up every 20 minutes for a minute or two to reduce a risk of diabetes or heart diseases. According to surveys by University of Maryland Medical Center, about 250,000 deaths per year (12%) happen due to lack of physical activity
Ellipticals combine the best features of bikes, steppers, and running machines. They influence different sets of muscles, letting you exercise when seated and standing alike. Perfect for those people who spend hours at writing desks.
Work standing is better for your health and productivity: the practice-based study by health science officer Nicolaas P. Pronk proves upper back and neck pain relief in those people who work standing at least for a while.
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