Wednesday, February 5, 2014

On Working Remotely and Finding Inspiration at My Local Coffee Shop

I've been working remotely (from home) for a few years.

Sometimes, it's hard to stay focused and motivated, especially because I don't have an office (or even a separate room... yay for living in a studio). I've found that it's easy to continue working long past my official 'stop time'. Whoops. (I know that my employer doesn't mind, but my sweet hubby does. So I'm monitoring my time more carefully now.)

Occasionally, I switch up my routine by working at a local coffee shop. I grab a mocha and a pastry and plop myself down next to an available outlet.

I've noticed a big boost in my creativity/inspiration and productivity when I do this. I get a lot more done, despite whatever distractions surround me.

The only drawback is that it makes phone calls and video conferencing difficult. But, on days that I know I won't have any meetings, working in a public space like this has helped me get out of a rut.

If you work from home, how do you stay focused and motivated? Share your tips in the comments.


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