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Josh Ternyak

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How I Setup A Monitor In My Room And Why It's Awesome

Ever since schools have been closed, I've had much more time to code and write.

Online school only takes me 1-2 hours every morning. Before, school in-person before quarantine took at least 11 hours out of my day, leaving me with little time to do what I love (coding, writing, building).

Doing school online and at home isn't the main focus of this article. The main focus is that I setup a monitor in my room and it's helped me get a LOT done.

Let's dive right in, shall we?

Here's my setup in my room:

my monitor setup in my room

It's a very simple setup, but it works great.

I have experimented with many setups in many different rooms, but this one seems to work the best. Since the monitor wasn't tall enough to not be blocked by my Mac computer, I placed the monitor on top of a handful of books.

Speaking of books, I'm working on making my own reading list. I've read many books this year, and I am reviewing my favorite books and how they've changed my life.

Back to the setup. The table I am using is primarily made to be a picnic table. However, it works GREAT for anyone who just needs a simple table to use for work or school.

My monitor setup is AWESOME, very simple, and helps me stay productive day-in and day-out.

Keeping my room simple

My work room is also my bedroom. Despite what many say about having your work office in your bedroom, I like it for several reasons.

another view of my monitor setup

  1. My bedroom is the only room that I can keep under control
  2. Every other room in my house is slightly noisy and is distracting
  3. I use my work table also as a reading table
  4. My room is always clean and neat

The Gist

That's the gist of it. My monitor setup is simple and helps me stay productive. I keep my room clean and do my best to be productive everyday.

There are days where I watch an episode of Impact Theory. However, I use it as a time to take a step back from doing something mentally tiring.

Now I'd like to hear from you.

How did you setup your work environment?

Do you have a monitor as well as a laptop?

Or maybe you only have a laptop?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment, or tweeting at me.

Top comments (9)

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This Dot Media

Proof of "beauty in simplicity". Great setup! It's awesome that you gave yourself ample space to do whatever you want/need with it. The no-clutter approach is πŸ™Œ We're a big team, but the majority of us do have an additional monitor setup. It's great for productivity purposes, as you mentioned!

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Nana Yaw Ayensu

Nice..neat and simple..;)

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Cris πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Nice! Looks like an extension of your laptop's built-in display.

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πŸ¦„N BπŸ›‘ • Edited

I just did as you instructed and it's great.

Thanks Mr. Ternyak, my life is better now, thanks to you!

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Josh Ternyak

I'm glad I could help!

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Lehouck Victor

He he!

Working the same way at workplace (15.6" + 27"), i do feel like it's the best way to work for me too!
Had to make a litle wood table to have the screen higher the laptop.

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Brayden W ⚑️

What monitor did you buy (what are the specs)?