For me, having a nicely set-up workspace is very important for productivity. It’s not just about having the right tools but it’s also about having the right aesthetic set-up for the most conducive yet enjoyable environment to work in. After all, if I’m going to spend several hours “photosynthesizing” in front of my monitor, I might as well plant myself in a pleasant space to work in.
So here’s my current set-up:
As you can see, I have a book on the left, my laptop on the right, and a second monitor in the middle. You have no idea how useful dual monitors are! You can easily reference a lot of materials without wasting time. It’s a huge life and time saver!
On top of that, I’ve also put up my calligraphy brush collection and my Chinese tea set to inspire me with my research in Chinese philosophy and culture! (I’m tempted to go on and on about the wonders of calligraphy and tea, but maybe another time)Oh, and I’ve also added a little mood lamp at the side just to achieve a warm ambiance when the need/mood arises. Because… Why not?I’m very satisfied with this arrangement. It’s so good that it makes me want to keep on going with my work!