As part of the WeWork “Show Us Your Dream Space” campaign, I was asked to share a picture of my current workspace. Here in South Africa, we have sun practically all year round. This helps create that warm mood I love about mine!
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As you can see, I love rich wood and fresh air. I’m very neat and organised. I work on my laptop. My cellphone and black leather notebook are always near. My crayons are there as a splash of colour for my creative branstorming sessions.
Apart from the sunshine, I love my bonsai tree. These exquisite miniature trees are from the Japanese culture. The purposes of bonsai are to encourage thoughtful contemplation. Sometimes when the day gets too hectic in front of my screen, I look up. I’m reminded to take it easy and tap into my inner “zen”!
I can also recommend “The Power of Intention” by Wayne Dyer and “Switch on Your Brain” by Dr Caroline Leaf who is a Cognitive Neuroscientist with a show on TBN (and guess what, she’s from South Africa!)
If I could add anything to my space, it would probably be a small side table to the right of my rolltop desk. I would put a Nespresso machine on it, for sure!
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