My second essential item is a journal. I’ve always been a fan of writing things down instead of keeping notes on my phone. I love a daily list of things I need to do, as well as writing down ideas as and when they pop into my head. If I don’t, I’ll simply forget them so it’s crucial for me to have my journal with me at all times. It’s probably psychological, but I genuinely don’t feel like I have my life together if I leave it at home, which may sound silly but if it keeps me organised and motivated, then I’m happy to carry it around!
My journal of choice is the Aspinal of London refillable leather journal, because not only does it look smart but it’s made of tough leather so won’t get ruined in my bag. The case can be removed too, meaning I can keep on replacing with new paper once I finish!
Make up bag
My make up bag comes with me everywhere. And I mean, everywhere! I’ve had so many days in the past where I’ve left it at home because my diary showed I had a quiet day in the office ahead, only to find out I have a last minute meeting and dinner to attend and I wasn’t able to top up my make up. Never again! I now make sure I have my Aspinal of London make up bag with me carrying my essential items to freshen up my skin during the day and in the evening too.
I’ve never been a fan of carrying around a big purse in my bag and have always opted for a cardholder instead. Maybe it’s so my bag has more room for my make up?! Probably! I just find it so much easier using a cardholder that slips into the side pocket of my bag, so I can quickly get out my train pass and debit card when I need them. I have a separate little coin purse for any spare change, but this little Aspinal of London cardholder comes with me absolutely everywhere!
What are your work essentials that you feel lost without? Let me know in the comments below!