Working In Bed: How To Write, Read, and Be Productive In #Bed

Updated: Aug 11, 2018

Your bed is your sanctuary. It is a place for you to unwind and relax. Conventional wisdom typically admonishes anything other than resting when you're in bed. It is often said to be the place to let the world slip away, and simply just be. This may be precisely the reason why some people prefer their bed as their work-space

. When you're comfortable and you feel at ease with yourself, you produce better results and absorb information more efficiently. Reading, writing, and being productive in bed is not a myth, nor is it an excuse to be lazy. Working in bed has its perks, and it definitely has been proven to work wonders for one's state of mind and maybe even increase the quality of one's output.


If you're one of the few who actually enjoy or prefer working in bed, don't fret and don't ever feel the need to apologize—you're in good company. Marcel Proust, Truman Capote, Mark Twain, and Rene Descartes are just a few notable writers who accomplished their best work while cozily ensconced in their bed. Their masterful works are a testament to how working in bed can be the unlocking your inner creative. When you're relaxed while working, good things can flow out from you. Here's how to ensure a fruitful working relationship between you and your bed:



• Make sure your sheets are neat and clean .

It'll be hard to keep your mind on task if you work area, in this case your bed, is untidy and dirty. Washing your #sheets regularly and often becomes especially important once you start spending more and more time working from your bed. A clean area is always a good start.


• Limit what you eat and drink in bed.

While it may tempting to snack while working in bed, it will make a mess for sure and that will be distracting later on. Not to mention, it'll create extra clean up for you before bed. A cup of coffee or tea won't hurt, but anything more than that will be a distraction.


• Be mindful of your posture.

Though you'll be lying supine some of the time, you may want to prop up some firm pillows to relieve the stress from your neck and your back. Keeping a good posture and not slouching will also minimize the chances of you actually lying down completely and falling asleep.


• Dress up for work.

If you are working from home or from bed, it might be easier to just start working in your worn-out pajamas; resist that temptation. Now, I'm not telling you to put on a suit or a dress. Wear one of your nicer lounge wear clothing, wash your face, and start your working session clean and fresh.


• Create a schedule and stick to it.

Once you wake up, do not linger in bed for an indefinite amount of time. Set up your workstation on your bed right after your morning rituals and breakfast, it'll set you up for a successful session of either reading or writing in bed.


• Your area should be well-lit.

Don't put additional strain on your eyes by working in a dimly lit room. Push your curtains open and let the natural light in or alternatively, turn on a bedside lamp.


• Invest in a lap desk or tray table.

To aid your working/writing/reading posture, invest in a lap desk that you can use for writing or for your computer. This will prevent neck, back, or wrist pain. It also avoids your legs from getting scalded by heat from putting your computer right on top of your lap.


If you are working from home or from bed, it might be easier to just start working in your worn-out pajamas; resist that temptation. Now, I'm not telling you to put on a suit or a dress. Wear one of your nicer lounge wear clothing, wash your face, and start your working session clean and fresh.


Your bed can be whatever you want it to be. Perhaps an office is merely a barrier to creativity. Perhaps your bed is where you can feel like yourself the most, and therefore it is a place where you feel your most creative and most open. Your bed is your personal space, and it can be whatever you want it to be.

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