Working from home, there is a genuine danger of cabin fever. Believe me, I know. You’re working inside the house and can get used to seeing the same four walls all the time. Don’t get me wrong, there are loads of brilliant things about working from home, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get boring from time to time.
There is a specific set of blues that freelancers feel if they can’t get out of the house, but here’s the thing: as freelancers, you CAN get out of the house.
There are plenty of places in the world that you can write that doesn’t involve the four walls of the home. For instance, you could go on a road trip in the new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport or whatever car you own and find several places to stop for inspiration along the way.
You may end up working from the backseat of your car while overlooking the ocean, but isn’t that more inspiring than the desk in the same place it’s always been in the home?
So, whether you need to work offline or not, check out the following places that you can peacefully write.
A peaceful quiet sits in the air of the library. Writers can find instant inspiration being surrounded by their favourite authors. They make for great work spaces, as you’re not on a time limit when you work here. The WiFi is usually excellent, and if you have to do some research for an article, you get to go beyond the internet and find some excellent resources. Of course, you can’t take calls here, nor can you have your coffee and lunch, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.
The Coffee Shop
My favourite place for writing. This one is a little noisier than most options as they are full of the buzz of commuters and visitors. However, coffee shops are typical haunts for writers, given the amount of caffeine on tap. You’ll be able to get a table that has access to an outlet to charge your laptop, and you’ll be able to get food when you want to! Fuel is for the brain!
You may not be able to get charged up in the park, but you can definitely find a little peace in the park. Sitting on the grass on a blanket (not in direct sunlight) with your back against a tree can give you some space to relax.
In your own garden/yard/outside your house
If you don’t want to venture too far outside the house, you can get a lot of work done in your own space. You can use your private WiFi, and you have access to your own bathroom when you want to, as well. There’s nothing too far away, which makes it an ideal option for writing peacefully.
Working from home means you often don’t have an office of your own. However, you can still work in an office when you borrow a desk at a coworking space. They can be expensive, but you get the feeling of working in the company of others when you’re so used to working alone.