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.
Agree to this. I have tried this and failed most of the times though. But then at times I have been most productive at coffee shops.
Probably need more time to adjust.
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.