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Totally Different Environment From What I Am Comfortable With

Almost 99% of the time, I write posts from my home. I basically never wrote a post from outside my home. I’m comfortable writing from my home and that’s where I produce the best writing.

However, there’s a massive downside for being comfortable only in one place. I’m not flexible enough to produce good writing or work from other workplace.

Today morning I showed up at Code Pixelz Media for WordCamp speaker selection. I gave my presentation and got some feedbacks regarding my speech. However, after the selection, instead of moving home I stayed here to write this blog post.


Because I want to get comfortable at writing in different environments. Being able get into creative workflow quickly anywhere is a very huge advantage. It makes you more flexible to get your work done faster.

If you’re aware that you can only get into creative workflow in certain set of environments, you need to quickly act on it. My typical advice would be to move to a different set of environment and try to work from there.

That’s what I’m doing write this very minute. I’m in totally different environment from what I am comfortable with and writing this. This expands my comfort zone, thus enabling me to have huge advantage over anyone who cannot adopt to various environment.

Just some weeks ago, I felt extremely difficult to write a blog post  in a coffee shop because I wasn’t used to writing from other environments than my own. But now that I’m doing this, I feel like I can get at least some work done through coffee shops as well.

It’s all about increasing your comfort zone. If you’re too comfortable in one place, quickly change it. However, if you’re in the middle of an important project, you don’t want to do that.

Your efficiency will decrease once you start to change environment when you’re not ready for it. So, lookout for opportunities to expand your comfort zone when you’re not in middle of a big project.

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    • Thank you, Utsav.

      I also failed a lot, that’s why I’m trying to make myself comfortable on different environments. The main plus point of working in a coffee shop is that I don’t procrastinate much as when I’m at home.

      I often get interrupted at home, but not in coffee shops or other similar workplaces. So, there’s another advantage there.


  • Today is November 1, 2014. I’m writing this at night, which I usually don’t do. It’s because I don’t want to miss out this opportunity to write a blog post during the first day of the month.
    I have been doing this frequently to improve one aspect of my life every month. Some month I plan to improve my writing and some months, plan to program everyday.
    In the same way, this month–November–I plan to work on my speaking skills. I have to, even if I don’t want to. It’s because I’m a speaker at WordCamp Nepal which will happen this November 22nd. Until then, I should significantly improve my speaking skills.
    I have never participated in any events that include public speaking. This is the first one. I actually skipped last year because I was not comfortable speaking in front of crowd. But this year I planned to expand my comfort zone and speak in WordCamp Nepal.
    It’s a huge WordPress event that takes place every year.
    I went to speaker selection some weeks ago and spoke for the first time in front of a crowd. I performed horribly. I wasn’t prepared and I was not confident. I want to improve on those weak aspects.
    If I can manage to speak everyday and record something then my speaking will probably improve on a steady scale. So, that’s what I plan to do this month.
    Speak, record, and learn public speaking skills. Keep practicing and give a confident presentation on WordCamp Nepal 2014.