Get back into the swing of things with fresh desk essentials that bring fun and function. That back to work feeling isn’t easy to find after a lengthy break, but there’s nothing like a blank first page to inject some excitement into your restart. To inspire you even further, lots of our pieces offer the chance to add a bit of ‘you’ to them. Carry your character and turn the walk to your next meeting into a stride with a personalized design. Prepare your desk and plan in focus for September and beyond.
Back to work stationery
‘Back to school’ products always look to inject ‘fun’ into the return to routine. Back to work on the other hand rolls over like a gray cloud - building up to a shower of jobs instead of excitement. Although viewing the ‘fun’ side of returning to work is tricky, at Papier we want to help you take pleasure in viewing the functional. Finding paper pieces that will insert you back into a healthy work life balance.
Refresh your work return
As Summer heads out, structure comes back in. Unlike the gradual changing of the seasons however; the return to work brings an overloaded email inbox and abrupt sleep adjustment. This can feel particularly overwhelming. Refinding focus so you can tackle your to-do lists means being patient with yourself – don’t expect to snap into action on your first day back. Breaking down life’s grand return will help to manage things in your mind and on your desk.
Why daily planners?
Our daily planners give you planning without pressure. Although there are structures for weekly and monthly organization, tracking personal progress, and space for setting priorities – you’ll find them all on undated pages. This means you can dip in and out whenever you need to. The planner opens on a mind map to help you view your goals holistically, acting as a reference point during your time with the book. You can then check in with these, as well as write down positive moments to remember, in the ‘notes to reflect’ spaces throughout the planner. Going back to work often means time becomes a premium, but setting 10 paper based minutes aside a day can provide you with the nourishing moments your mind needs.
Desk planners, pens and accessories
When working at your desk there’s lots of useful items to have in reach. For ease of use, place a desk planner close by to jot little reminders and simple to dos. This will help keep things like activities, grocery shopping, and pick up times in mind during busy working days. Split up sections of work using index tabs, put down sticky notes to leave quick messages, attach a pen clip to your book so you’re always able to pick up where you left off. Small changes can make big differences to your productivity at work and relieve stress in the process.
Work well, no matter where
Hybrid working is now a prominent part of our routines. Days away from the office help to break up the week, eliminating commutes and giving you some extra time in bed, but it has placed more importance on your ‘work from home’ setup. Ensure you have everything you need wherever you call ‘home’ so that you can seamlessly change from office to abode. Most of our paper pieces can travel with you – from lightweight notebooks and daily planners, to neat pocket sized accessories – so you can work confidently no matter the environment.
Designs tailored by you
Most of our books offer the chance to add a bit of ‘you’ to them. Personalizing your paper pieces not only makes them harder to lose, it also allows you to show off some character. Add your name, a nickname, a phrase, or even a joke. Whatever you choose, enjoy playing around a bit before committing to what you brand your book with. As thoughts turn to heading back to work, why not return with something that gets the office talking? Carrying around a dash of your personality will give you confidence as well as encourage you to put pen to paper.
Set them up for a good start
If you know someone who will be stepping into an office for the first time, give them a paper based gift to help them make a good first impression. Entering a new workplace can feel quite daunting and a bit like you’re constantly playing catch up. Much like a new character entering season 4 of a TV show, it’s not easy to make an impact on your unfamiliar audience. Between meeting fresh faces, doing inductions, and getting to grips with an unknown way of working, having something familiar close by feels reassuring. Personalization of our books comes free – so send them something that means more to ease any first day fears.
Work should flow
Work is a place for you to follow professional progress but also hopefully enjoy. Staying relaxed while working will help you focus and tackle each day smoothly. The pressure to ‘deliver’ at work will likely always loom, and although our desk essentials won’t do the job for you they will certainly support you to do it the best you can. Whether it’s a daily planner, desk planner, notebook, or other Papier piece, putting thoughts to paper means they’re no longer a part of the juggling act in your head. With more space to think you can maximize your productivity and glide through those to dos – giving you more time for family, friends, and hobbies. Work is work, but that’s where it should stay.
Ready to get set for going back to work? Find the essentials for you and ease back into the office – don’t forget to add personalization. If you’re in need of more inspiration, explore our back to work edit for a full view of the work essentials we have on offer.