I suppose one of the greatest advantages of working from home is that I don’t always have to work from my home-at least not in this technological age, when PDAs, laptops and cell phones are almost a common household staple.
Throughout the winter months I would get up and run, then return home, put on some coffee, and head to the office. It was within these four walls that I did all of my work, and even though I would open up the blinds and, on days that weren’t too cold, the windows, I was indeed stuck inside the home a lot.
I think this is always one of the biggest drawbacks of working FROM home: You never LEAVE the house!
So this spring I planted a garden, some new flowers, and I hung a bird feeder from a tree in the backyard. Now that summer is here, the tomatoes are growing, the flowers have bloomed and the birds are flying in every morning to eat and hang out in our yard.
This morning, tired of staring at the computer screen within the confines of my home, I poured a cup of coffee and headed out to the backyard. Though the chair was wet with dew, I sat down and started to work.
Ah,the beauty of a laptop.
Tired of your office, home office or cubicle? If so, head outside. Even if you don’t have a garden or bird feeder nearby, the beauty of being in a different ‘space’, particularly one outdoors, works to refresh the mind and recharge the brain.
If you go out to work each day, the office can begin to drag you down as well. Find a nearby park and head there for lunch, or take your paperwork, if you are lucky enough to get to leave and work away from the office from time to time, and do it there.