The coffee shop effect: My productivity secret weapon
As a remote worker, I often find myself struggling to stay focused and productive throughout the day. I’ve tried all kinds of tactics and strategies to stay on track, but I have recently discovered my secret weapon: the coffee shop.
It may sound strange, but there’s something about working in a coffee shop that really helps me stay focused and productive. Maybe it’s psychological, but whatever it is, its working! I call it: the “coffee shop effect,” and it has been a game-changer for me.
For starters, there is the atmosphere. Coffee shops are usually bustling with activity, which can be energizing and inspiring. Even if I’m not actively participating in the conversations going on around me, just being in the midst of all that activity can give me a boost of motivation and focus.
And then there’s the fact that I’m not alone. As a remote worker, I often work from home, which can be isolating and lonely. But when I’m at a coffee shop, I’m surrounded by people – other remote workers, freelancers, students, businesspeople, and more. More often than not, I stumble upon a friend or two who happen to be looking for a spot to get work done, too! It’s nice to feel like I’m part of a community, even if we’re all just there to get work done (apart from the few chatty titas (aunties) gossiping passionately next to me.