A Change Of Pace.. Or Space?On December 25, 2019 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and wondering just how I’m going to achieve it…
What is ‘it’, you ask yourself. It, is the thing I have been struggling with for eons. Centuries of strife to up my… Productivity! Yes, Productivity is the It. That elusive, endangered state that I keep on missing. That state of being that will allow me to produce a body of work on a daily basis, that I’ll be happy with.
But, I think I have discovered my problem. It’s not that there’s no willpower, or that the state of mind isn’t there, its my locations. My daily situation where I wake every morning, move from my bed to my desk, and … nothing! Well, not exactly nothing, but not as much as I know I can do.
I’ve decided that I need to take my office out of the house, away o’er yonder and find a space where I feel comfortable. So I can work for three to four hours, grab a coffee and soak up some atmosphere. My home office, has no atmosphere, no drive to produce work and be active. My office is driving me mad!
Co-working spaces popped up a few years ago, giving the opportunity for individuals who need a space to work, meet and connect, the chance to do so. They offer a variety of options; day passes, monthly workspace options, and offices, meeting rooms and more. At first glance they seem like a viable option if you need some quiet space with an ‘office-y’ feel to it. But what’s the drawbacks for someone like me, with limited funds to spend on ‘office-y feeling space’ while working on a tight budget?
I think in this case, the local library with its free, quiet space and ample books, or Costa/Starbucks with its coffee and snacks within walking distance, if not the quiet atmosphere, might be more up my street. But the chance to try out a co-working space looks like something I’m eager to sink my teeth into. Even if it is for a trial, and not long term.
In terms of changing pace or space, the goal is inevitably, to up production, feel like I’m getting somewhere, and make this ‘New Year/New Me’ actually mean something. I have no idea how other’s manage to remain focused, but I know this is something I’m struggling with. Distractions, family, that load of washing that’s been sitting there. that new recipe I just have to try. Oh… is that a sunbeam… (mind wanders for a whole hour), et al!
Yes, I believe that a change of pace, space and situation are definitely in order. I have too many goals I’ve set myself for 2020, to debate whether I should sort out this problem, to continue.. in this problem. I believe in giving everything a try.. at least once. Therefore, I’m going to give it a three month trial, and see if getting out there, up’s my production or not. I won’t be able to say I tried and failed, if I never try.