In the lead up to our biggest event of the year, we’re taking a peek behind the desks of the influential women speaking at 9 to Thrive. We ask them everything from how much coffee they drink to how many tabs they have open on their computers right now. We kicked the series off with Eleanor Pendleton and Sally Obermeder & Maha Koraiem, and read on to deep dive into the beautiful world of fashion illustrator, Megan Hess.
What does your workspace look like?
Can you describe it in 3 words?
What’s one thing that’s always on your desk?
What time of day do you do your best work?
What’s the first thing you do when you sit at your desk in the morning?
How do you structure your day?
How many tabs do you have open on your computer?
What’s the weirdest thing on your desk right now?
How do you ensure you drink enough water throughout the day?
How many cups of coffee are you averaging?
What apps and tech can’t you live without?
Where’s the weirdest place your work has taken you?
How do you keep your day on track?
What’s your best time saving shortcut or life hack you know?
Put your phone far away from your desk when you work. You save SO much time if you only check your phone twice or a few times a day. You get so much more done and you’ll actually feel more calm too.
How much time do you spend on social media every week?
I post once or twice a day, but I spend a relatively short time preparing each post. I can also go weeks without actually looking at my own feed of who I’m follow. I always make sure I stop looking at any social media from 8pm each night. By doing all of that it means I really enjoy social media – if I spend more time on it, I feel like it overtakes my life!
What do you do to forget about work? Recharge?
Just spending time with those I love, eating, catching up, a good glass of wine with my husband, walking to the park with my kids … the simple things.
Do you have a Sunday night routine to make sure the week runs smoothly?
Megan is joining our Brand Builders panel at 9 to Thrive in Melbourne. Grab your tickets here!