Hello everyone. How have you all been?
There are days when I just don’t want to work on my blogs on a week off. I feel too lazy to write but when I have deadlines, I rush to the nearest coffee shop and believe you me guys, I have a real change of mood. My laptop, me, a good coffee shop. That’s the kind of motivation which I need on that week off. Thinking about why I am more productive when I work from a coffee shop, I thought I would make a blog out of it so that you guys could share if you feel the same and why.
- LESS DISTRACTION
Alright, so the first thing which makes me more productive while working from a coffee shop is the fact that there are lesser distractions in a coffee shop than at my work place or probably home. Yes, even at home, if I plan to work for the complete day on some writing project, I might end up watching Netflix and drinking Cola. When I am at a coffee shop all by my coffee and laptop, and of course I can’t lie down and lazy around on the couch, I tend to focus only and only on my project.
- BACKGROUND NOISE
I just read it somewhere that a certain level of background noise is what helps you concentrate on your work. Alright, so to be more precise, a study published in The Journal of Consumer Research found that the level of ambient noise of a bustling coffee shop (~70 decibels) enhanced creativity, compared with the quieter level of 50 decibels.
Not to forget, the most important factor of being able to concentrate more while working in a coffee shop is CAFFEINE! Yay! I know so many people who can’t even start their day before that one shot of coffee. Crazy, ain’t it? I do love coffee but I am not a coffee addict. No one can deny the fact that coffee increases vigilance and mental awareness by increasing the blood pressure and releasing sugar for that extra energy.
- CHANGE OF ROUTINE
Even when we are working in the most amazing work spaces, after a certain time, we tend to fall into a routine. No matter how hard we try, it doesn’t help us concentrate better. When we sit and work in a coffee shop, we break that same old monotonous routine and that’s how we start to yield better results. A change in routine is very important when it comes to increasing your productivity.
It’s always a good idea to work in a different place, it refreshes the mood because to be more creative, your brain needs variation.