If you’re one of those people lucky enough to be a free bird when it comes to where you work, you also know that being so free of the standard office has its challenges.
Working independently means having to be your own manager and your own employee, it means keeping yourself focused and motivating yourself to do so.
So the place in which you perform this work is of the utmost importance since it is going to set the tone of how much you actually get done.
Here are the top 5 places to get your work on:
The scent of coffee in the air and a calming, ideally woody environment somehow just gets the brain on task. Find one where the lighting is low and the walls are wood-paneled, the background music soft and the people that frequent it not so chatty. This kind of place is great for those sunny days when all you want to do is play outside. The calming interior helps you focus so you can stay on task until it’s home time.
Set up your home office just right and you will find it to be one of the best places to work. Here you control your environment so you can make it as bright as you want, as quiet as you want and as comfortable as you want. Make sure your home office equipment is up-to-date and ergonomic in order to ensure you are as productive as you can be.
Libraries are one of the best places to work, in fact you can be far more productive in a library then you would be in an office environment. Libraries are quiet and there’s even a person hired to shush talker types. There is nothing to be distracted by beyond good books and so you are sure to get plenty done.
The hustle and bustle of airports make them a fantastic place or creative work and you don’t have to be going somewhere to park up at the airport. And if you need less bustle and more quiet, you can also find a nice quiet sweet spot in one of the waiting areas to get down to business.
Truck stop diners
Now this may sound weird, but it is so very easy to work at these type of diners since you can tuck in with a pot of coffee and bang out all the work you need to. Diners are usually friendly little places with their stock of regulars and passing through interesting characters which will keep the place interesting. But if you’re sitting there set up with your computer, no one really bothers you except for the kind waitress who kindly asks if you need something to eat or more coffee.
Written by Joti Heir.