You may remember from this post that my writing desk faced our busy city street. I enjoyed seeing vehicles whiz by and children playing on the swings in the park.
In fact, I enjoyed the outdoor activities so much that I often found myself gazing out the window instead of tapping on the keys. It was time for a change!
My awesome hubby gave up his bookshelf, bought me a comfy chair, and helped me turn the desk towards the wall. Immediately, my concentration level spiked. Now,when a visual break is needed, I simply swivel around, prop my feet up on the window ledge, and take it all in.
Even the smallest of changes can spark creativity. Driving a different route, moving furniture, cooking something out of the norm, etc.
Go ahead, give it a try and watch the sparks fly! (No, I do not consider this a poem. ha!)
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Cathy, such a great post…as always! My desk faces the window as well, but unfortunately that doesn't help me. 🙂 Love you sweet friend!
I loved the view from your desk, Cathy! But I can see that it'd be distracting. Your new set-up is just like mine: desk facing the wall, window on the side. I'd never get anything done otherwise.
Enjoy your newfound concentration!!
Thanks for stopping by Jamie and Susan. It's always a blessing having you here. 🙂
It's great that making a small change has given you a new spark of creativity. I'd be hard-pressed to not look out that window though.
I admit, Ellen, it's tempting at times but not nearly as much as it did when I was facing the busy road. 🙂
It looks so you! Tidy, serene. Love to see the bookcase (and your magazine files!
I love your writing area! Yes, it is amazing how a change of direction can help be the spark of creativity. My desk faces the window, however, since the weather has been so hot this summer the blinds stay shut…no distractions that way. 🙂
Well Marcia, it's not so tidy once I take my laptop and notebooks upstairs. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!
Thanks Kim! It sounds like you have the perfect option. I have a feeling that when Fall rolls around the blinds will go up. 🙂 So great having you here. I'm enjoying your blog posts…praying for you.