Well, what a few weeks it has been. We’ve been a little quiet here on Walk in the Parks as we’ve settled into a routine during the coronavirus pandemic. But with little else to do, we thought it was about time we use the hours we have at home productively by getting some blog content written. With many of us stuck at home for the foreseeable future, the Disney blues are REAL, so I thought I’d share some ways you can bring a bit of Disney magic to your work from home desk.
Just a caveat. I know lots of people aren’t in the position to work from home now. So if you’re still working because you’re a key worker, are furloughed or have lost income because of this awful situation – our thoughts are with you all at what must be a horribly stressful time.
So without further ado, here are our work from home Disney essentials.
Use Disney stationery
Ah Disney stationery how I love thee. One of the easiest ways to bring a bit of magic to your working day is with Disney stationery. Whether that be Mickey pens you’ve picked up from the parks, gorgeous notebooks or cute sticky notes. Working from home gets a lot more interesting when you have Disney stationery to use.
I’m all about my Disney Papier bullet journal and my mickey pen from Walt Disney World, as well as my awesome pencil case from Typo. These aren’t things I bring with me to the office, so it’s lovely to be able to use them to brighten up my desk at home.
Get your trip pics up
I don’t know about you, but I’ve kind of lost sight of the future while we’ve been exiled in lockdown. So, it’s not a bad idea to tack a picture of you in the most magical place on earth to your work from home desk – to remind yourself why you need to keep going.
That way, when you’re exhausted from all the work Teams calls and you’ve no idea what you’re supposed to be prioritising, you can remember why you go to work every day. To pay the bills and put some money aside for your next big adventure.
Get inspired by a Disney business book
Regardless of what you think of the people sitting at the top of the Disney tree, they do know a thing or two about leadership and business. So why not use your spare time to get your head into a Disney business book?
The first on my list is The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger. As someone who works in a creative job, Bob’s tales of how he’s led from the top at Disney is a must-read for me.
Some others you could add to your list are:
- Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service
- Walt Disney’s Way by Andrew Lock
- Then Business of Walt Disney by Barry Linetsky
Light a Disney scented candle
There are some awesome Disney scented candles on the market. And what better way to beaver away working from home than with the scent of your favourite Disney experience.
There’s a candle for pretty much every Disney ‘thing’ you want. From the musk of Pirates of the Caribbean to the light, fresh scent of a dole whip. Etsy is your best bet for getting hold of these with Maple and Whisky being the one we’d go for. Their packaging is a glorious as their smell. Sadly we don’t have any Disney candles right now, but I think I’ll be placing an order as soon as Maple & Whisky are back open.
Listen to a Disney podcast
Last but not least, if you’re anything like me you’ll struggle to get through the working day without a podcast for background noise. You probably have your favourites but there’s nothing like listening to people talk about Disney for hours on end to get you feeling all the magical feels.
Unlike YouTube videos you can actually listen to podcasts while working and they’ve got me through many a stressful day in the office, and at home.
My favourites are all the Dis Unplugged shows, Dis After Dark and Theme Park trader, but there are loads out there to try.
So that’s it, the ways you can bring a bit of Disney magic to your work from home set up. Is there anything else you’re doing to Disney-fy your desk? Share them with me in the comments!