Happy Monday all! While it’s Monday for Mugsy PR (and almost every other person for that matter), I’ve was working all weekend. And trust me…it’s not because I had to…it’s because I wanted too!
If you are a regular reader of the Mugsy PR blog, you know that I recently purchased a new desk for my home office. While I had it put together somewhat quickly, I finally took the time over the weekend to clean it, organize it and even decorate it!
Since organizing and decorating, I just couldn’t WAIT to get to work!
I did a little bit of everything…from blog posts for clients (and Mugsy for that matter…lol), client reports and research. It was DEFINITELY a lot of fun working this weekend.
If you’re not having fun at your job…it’s definitely “work” as opposed to fun.
Organization: It’s hard to work in clutter…so don’t. Work in organized clutter! Before, I had a very small desk and had to sometimes take notes in my lap since I refused to live without dual computer screens. A larger desk definitely helped me…what would help you?
The Right Tools: The desk was definitely the first step and that made my most utilized tools easier to take advantage of. Before, my stapler was in a drawer across the office, the printer wasn’t easily accessible and my weekly notes were in my lap on a clipboard. I still love my zebra clipboard, but it’s not in my lap anymore…it’s right beside my laptop for easy note-taking.
Make Yourself Smile: Whether it’s a picture of your family or friends, a funny card that inspires you or fresh flowers that infuse the room with sweet aromas…you have to find something that makes you smile (or even whistle) while you work. Since I have family/friend pics throughout the office and can easily see them when I’m pacing throughout the room on the phone, I chose flowers for my desk. Anytime I feel overwhelmed or can’t think of an idea, I look up and smile…makes all the difference.
What makes you smile at your job?