The biggest pitfall I have found about working from home, my autumn office style and the new space we are excited to be moving to.
As the Autumn months draw to a slow fade, I thought I would check in on all things work related.
A NEW SPACE
At the moment we are in the process of moving into a new office space. YAY!
The new space is the back area of a Perth based design studio owned by a friend. As with any new chapter, I am super excited to get stuck in and create a cool working environment. The space is a bit industrial with a lot of timbre / ply. Naturally I am scouring the web for ply clad designed spaces and interior inspiration and sketching ideas. It has been a little while between design projects for me so any excuse I get, I love to flex that muscle.
MY WORK – CONTEXT
If you are new to Inspiring Wit, to fill you in, my former work and field was in design, for interiors, large scale events, theatre and film production. Unfortunately I found that industry to be lacking based here in Perth, so I don’t take on many clients anymore. There are times, I must admit that I miss that work. From the planning, research, design, meetings, build and ideation stages, it was very rewarding. Never say never, who knows where I will end up in years to come.
WORKING FROM HOME
Working from home is something that I do enjoy, but I have found that I am not so great at switching off. Most days, I will stop and think back to the morning only to realise I’ve been working fourteen hours straight or longer. I wonder how productive I am over that amount of time. Hopefully in going into our new office space, I will set myself stricter tasks to complete within a workday window and achieve more.
Do you work from home? Have you found it difficult to switch off? Or, do you get distracted and find that you don’t get as much work done?
Let me know your tips and tricks in a comment below.
AUTUMN OFFICE STYLE
As for my autumn office style, I have been wearing a lot of flares lately. Be they flared trousers like these or denim. On the warmer days I will wear a t-shirt or cotton top and throw over it a blazer if need be. There is something about a flared pant shape that I just can not love more! What do you wear in autumn/ fall to work?