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This is the place.
The small corner of our townhouse where I stay up late, get up early, and spend some in-between time working on pouring into my blog, photography, and etsy.
It isn’t super pretty, definitely not always organized, but it works.
When we moved in there I knew that I wanted to have a space dedicated to all the business and creativity that I have going on – Eddie agreed, I mean we don’t need to have that stuff scattered around the house; so this space was born.
Can I be 100% honest?
Going from a 830-5pm Monday through Friday desk job to having a more flexible job is hard. I love structure and time lines and to-do lists (type-A first born over here). Trying to find ways to make money doing things I’m passionate about is, well, a struggle; so finding anything to help bring focus and balance to my office time is a win-win for me. Even on the days where I feel like I’m not always contributing like I want to financially, I know that I’m hustling and not just being stagnant. I am a go-getter and a can’t-sit-still type person which will continue to propel me into really cool places in life (hopefully).
One of my favorite things about the office – the pranamat.
It’s this amazing acupressure massage mat that is completely multi-functional, I’m actually using it right now as I type out this post.
It helps me to stay focused and zoned in while working on projects and slow down after a busy day.
I will completely say that the best use of the pranamat that I’ve found is to lay down on the pranamat for 15-30 minutes before/after a workout to stimulate blood flow which cleanses the system and removes aches and pains and restores energy. I can also 100% say that this is a marvelous way to help when you’re struggling to sleep; I lay on this sucker for 20 minutes and pray and relax and I am ready for bed in no time!
I’m still learning how to use the pranamat in all the ways it can be used and it’s really fun! I’m sure you’ll hear more about it as I continue to use it.
So, a quick run down of what to expect while using the Pranamat:
+ Quick relief from minor aches and muscle tension: Targeting the sore or tense place with your pranamat, you stimulate local circulation and accelerate the body’s mechanism for pain relief
+ Renewed energy: In just 15 minutes, the increase in blood flow caused by lying on your Pranamat will give you a natural & lasting energy boost.
+ More elastic skin: Increased blood flow may have a locally regenerative effect on the skin.
I also know I’ll get the following question: do the lotus flowers hurt?
Yes and no.
It’s like a small prick when you first lay down and after a few minutes you start to feel a deep and relaxing warmth beginning in your back and then spreading outward though the body, it’s like laying on sand, and like sand they will leave small indentions that will go away after a few minutes.
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So now comes the question I really want to know, what keeps you focused while working?
Tell me all about it please!
12 comments on “Home Office Update – CT Home”
Oh my goodness, I love your space!!! It is so fresh and clean and bright and happy.
Thanks meg! <3
I'm slowly making it my own, but I really enjoy it haha
Ah! Love you work space! And that massage mat is cool! Girl, love seeing your grow in your business! You’ve got this!
I like it a lot too! I’ve got so much to organize and to-do lists but at least they are all in one place right? hahahah
Thanks Sam! <3
That mat looks sooo cool! I am checking it out now! Also I love your little space! What keeps me focused? A full water bottle (it helps to sip water while I work) and a to-do list!
I LOVE the mat, it really helps with muscle soreness and waking me up – FOR REAL!
and yes to that fun water bottle, It always helps if I have something next to me to drink!
Your home office is too cute!!!! And I want to get me one of those chair mats! <3
Thanks Susannah! <3
If you get it, you'll love it!
I use it a lot laying down, probably more than I use it sitting in my chair, but it definitely helps to wake me up in the morning!
I’ve never heard of the pranamat, but now I’m so curious! I love your work space! Are you a music person while you work? That’s my go-to!
I hadn’t heard of them either, and now I am SO THANKFUL that I have it now and I use it all the time, it’s SO NICE.
I do listen to music as well, I’ve been having my iPad next to my desk and actually binge watch tv shows – it sounds counter productive, but it totally works haha!
That mat looks great. My office is currently the kitchen table. I know I need to make a space, but it is hard to find space with our current house and with two little boys running around. I stay focused, by closing Facebook. 🙂 That is the main thing that distracts me. And working when my kids are sleeping or at preschool.
Hey, the kitchen table WORKS. I still had a dedicated office in my old place but I never used it because it just wasn’t functional, and so my “office” was the sofa haha. I am really thankful to have a space that I carved out now (and actually use!).
GIRL YES TO CLOSING FB…it is such a distraction!