Vitor’s minimalist desk

I keep only the most essential stuff in my workspace. Sometimes, a rogue sheet of paper will show up, but it’s unlikely it’ll stay there for long. As you can see in the picture, my main working PC is a desktop computer. I know it’s quite unusual for remote workers but since I like gaming a lot, a desktop computer is the preferable choice!

The Desk

I’m a person who likes to have space, so a large and wide table with a wooden top (no drawers, please! My knees have suffered enough already!) suits my needs perfectly. It also doesn’t get scratched or stained with coffee, water, or any other drinks.

The Gear

For keyboard and mouse, my weapons of choice are a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard and a Logitech G600 gaming mouse. Tons of shortcuts along with incredible precision and durability improves productivity and are also great for gaming!

The Soundscape

I’m also really into music and great sound quality is a must, so I’ve picked up a pair of JBL speakers. Don’t be fooled by their size! They’re loud and have an incredible quality!

I share my office with my wife. When she’s at home, I use my Sony headphones whenever we have to share the space.

The inseparable twins: the coffee jar and water bottle keep me hydrated and energized all day long.

Other random stuff like chocolate, iPad, and my Macbook are usually around, but mostly for decorative purposes.

The Inspiration

Last but not least, Master Yoda is always here with me. He reminds me that “Do or do not! There is no try!” He gives me strength to move forward in times of desperation.

Do or do not. There is no try

My work routine is very steady. I work 9 hours a day Monday to Thursday and finish up loose ends on Friday. This gives me a bit of an extended weekend :) I wake up around 8 a.m., prepare my coffee and breakfast, and hit the play button on WorkSmart until midday when I have a 20 minute break for lunch.

I finish work at around 7 p.m and go to the gym with my wife and ~suffer~ work out until around 9 p.m. After getting home from the gym, I take a shower and indulge in some gaming till midnight.

I regularly clock 12 to 14 hours a day in my office, so it certainly helps that I like my current workspace very much. It has a great view from the porch right behind me and from the window on my right, and I have a really clean space with little to no distractions so I can focus on my work.

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