I can’t believe it’s Friday already. This whole week has just flown right by me. My kids are off camping with my parents and I’m tackling my to-do lists like crazy both for business and the stuff around the house that needs to get done.
But, the other day I wasn’t feeling very productive and wanted to relax, but at the same time I didn’t want to stop working. I’m sure you’ve had that feeling, right?
Now, I have a netbook and I can work from that well enough, but sometimes when I’m on there I feel more like I’m playing than working and sometimes I just need the big screen in front of me to stay focused. So, I shut down my computer, unplugged it, picked it up, and took into the living room. (Okay, not everyone can do that – I have a 25 inch all-in-one HP computer with wireless internet connection, wireless mouse, and wireless keyboard, so I can move it around super easy.)
I stretched out on the sofa, got nice and comfy with a pillow behind my back, and my little dog (Chipper) jumped up and laid down by my feet, and I worked while my husband played World of Warcraft on his laptop and we watched some TV too. This way I was relaxed, my feet were up, I was comfortable, I was working and still felt like I was spending time with my husband all at once.
It was probably my most productive night of the week and all it took was changing things around a little bit. I confess, I’m actually doing the same thing right now, minus the husband (he’s at work right now) and minus the TV. I could seriously get used to this working with my feet up thing. I think when we find a new house and I finally have an office to myself again I’m going to get a more comfortable desk and chair set up than what I currently have. Comfort is nice. 🙂
I’ve also grabbed my netbook and sat outside to work on writing articles, or gone to the park with the kids and worked on a short report while they played. Sometimes just a little change of scenery, a different view out the window, or some fresh air can make the difference in your level of productivity. So, if you’re having one of those days where you’re struggling to find your get-up-and-go try moving your workspace to a different location and see if things perk up.
Don’t tie yourself to the desk, or even to the office. One of the nice things about being virtual and working from home is that you have the freedom to move around, literally.
I hope this makes your workweek a little easier. Have a great day!