One fateful day, I stumbled upon a shop that sells a desk mat in my fave color. Naturally, I just had to have one. Lo and behold, my desk mat!
The Desk Mat
Organizing stuff has always been one of my favorite activities to do while I’m free. Even if I feel stressed, cleaning and organizing are the two activities that may relax me. Honestly, there was even one time wherein it was around 1am and I was still fixing and rearranging my furniture. After which, it made me feel better! Tell me, isn’t organizing and cleaning a fun thing to do?
Back when I was younger, I saw this desk calendar on my mom’s office desk. It was sort of made of a leather material with pockets. The pockets are for sticky notes or just plain notes to remind you of your daily tasks. Aside from the calendar, there’s also a plastic cover that would protect all your paper stuff underneath. I guess, it’s for the spills when you take a sip from your coffee mug or tea. Definitely, I told myself back then that I want one for myself. Honestly, it took me around a number of years before I got my own.
Luckily, while browsing a popular social media app, I came across Paper Blush PH. Of course, I would do my browsing pretty well. Then, there I discovered that they sell those desk mats that I longed for quite a while ago!
Paper Blush PH
Lifted from their site, they started way back 2013 as a seller of washi tapes both locally and internationally. They aimed to integrate creativity with fun in order to create light and good vibes. These are my interpretation of their history. You may learn more about them here.
When I was browsing their page, it was fortunate that they were having a sale! The inner impulsive buyer self was screaming of joy! I think if I remember it correctly it was around 10-20% off on the desk mats and geometric lamps. Of course, I checked my resources first if I could afford it. When I saw that the universe was with me, I made the purchase.
The transaction was smooth. I communicated with them thru Instagram to see the size of the mat and the functionalities of the lamp. They were very helpful with my inquiries. In case you don’t know, I’m an inquisitive person. Some find it annoying but I just want to learn about it more.
Being My Favorite
When you have a clean and organized workspace, it is very easy to be productive. From numerous tasks that you have, you can conquer them little by little. It’s normal to feel flushed and dumped with a lot of things but looking at a clean space will definitely comfort you in various ways. There are various factors to get motivated. I could share only one for this post. That is, to have a clean workspace helps you get work done!
The mat that I have has my favorite color. So whenever I accomplish tasks, there’s an invigorating feeling that would always energize me to do it. Also, I have been seeing motivational accounts or study blogs on Instagram and it made me realize that a clean workspace does the trick! Well, that and having a well-lighted workspace always does the trick.
It has been the background for my flat-lay photos. I like how it looks with my photo and how it comforts my eyes. Since I got the mat from them, I am really taking good care of it. Though, there has been an unfortunate incident. A pink blotch stain happened. I tried removing it with alcohol and water but it just faded. Now, I’m wondering on how will I be able to remove the stain.
You may see my photos on Instagram where the mat is featured. Scroll down below to see my Instagram feed! When you see a light blue mat, that’s it!
Aside from having great vibes whenever I see it, it also gives me an inspiration to create. Having that certain inspiration to do things is such an achievement.
Inspiration is not always around. Looking for it may be one of the toughest things to do. But when you find it, it’s totally rewarding.
Organizing the Workspace
Here are just a few tips on how to organize your workspace:
- Sort your stuff from the things you are still using from those you haven’t used in six (6) months.
- Once you have sorted your stuff, keep the ones you will not use regularly. If you use your laptop frequently, it’s good to put it there.
- Have the items placed in certain corners of your workspace. Like if you’re left-handed, it’s natural to store your items on the left side of the workspace.
- Always remember to clean your workspace whenever you have some clutter.
These may not be always applicable to you. Since I’m left-handed or a leftie, almost all my stuff are on my left side. It’s easier for me. Always remember to keep things minimal since having a lot of stuff may distract you from the tasks you have to accomplish. Just like when you blog, there’s a feature called distraction free when you write your posts. That could be done in real life as well!
Acquiring the mat has helped me become more clean and organized with my workspace. It entices me to read and work with tasks more. Being OC by nature is helpful as well. It’s both a therapy and a relief that one can do for themselves. We feel the stress everyday and we still complain about it. However, we have something that others don’t and we tend to forget that fact. To be honest, buying the mat was one of the best things I did. For once, it taught me to be cleaner with my clutter. It has been also my motivation to create more and I wouldn’t want my workspace to lose it.
I urge you to think about the stuff you have. Ask yourselves this question:
When was the last time that I cleaned and organized my workspace?