I'm strategically simple. And that philosophy applies to my work environment too. In high school, college, and now, I have to get in the right mindset and right environment to be productive.
Here's what I keep nearby when I'm #grinding.
Water & Green tea - my study/work drinks of choice. In college, I was a coffee addict. But since making the clean eating switch, I've dramatically decreased my coffee intake.
Writing utensils - I love bright pens and highlighters for my agenda, to-do lists, and anything else.
Post-Its - I'm always thinking and therefore always having to write down thoughts/ideas/reminders. I keep post-its with me at all times.
MacBook - my favorite electronic working tool. I do use my iPad for meetings and reading, but I do most of my writing and working on the "book."
Agenda - like I've mentioned in a few posts, I love paper agendas because they literally help me function. I write down to-do's for each day, upcoming events, and special occasions. I'm currently using a Jonathan Adler agenda.
iPhone - I keep my phone nearby if I'm working because I may have to make phone calls or send texts. However, when studying, I usually put it on silent and will only check it hourly.
Earbuds - for music listening of course. My favorite work music? Lana del Rey.
Phone charger - self-explanatory.
Peppermint - little known fact...peppermint and peppermint oil have tons of health benefits. I keep some around because they're great for digestion and memory.
Motivation - I always try to have some symbol of motivation around when I'm working. Sometimes it's as simple as a business card, to remind me of what I'm working toward. Sometimes it's a photo or motivational quotation. Having motivation in eye sight is extremely helpful.
I think my study/work space necessities are pretty simple, yet strategic. Once I figured out what I need around me to get work done, I've become way, way more productive.
What do you like to surround yourself with while you're doing work or studying?