I do have a dedicated space to work, it's my room.
I have an L shaped desk so I can fit my dual monitors and Mac for when I'm working. I develop on my PC and use my Mac to test anything I need to on macOS.
I have some simple blinds so I can let some light in when I need it to feel refreshed.
Finally I have an orthopedic chair because your back is important especially when you sit for so many hours.
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I have a dedicated home office upstairs in our house.
When we designed it, we knew it would need to be able to be quiet, so built extra insulation into the walls and ensured it wasn’t a room you had to go through to get somewhere else.
I like that it’s relatively distraction-free, so the most important feature is that it’s quiet. I have a glass-topped desk that I love, and look out over our backyard’s garden and sauna.
I also share my space with our family pet rabbit, Snowball.
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When I work from home, I do have a dedicated space I work from.
It's a simple desk that only has my macbook (as I found it harder to focus with multiple monitors). And I have a small meal cup with water or tea by my side at all times.
I try to fully focus for 90 minutes and then take small breaks where I can do what I want and even check news that get unblocked for me for that time.
I always put my phone in do not disturb mode as I found ringing notifications the worst offender to productivity. In fact I keep my phone in DND mode throughout the most of the day as I try to practice a more proactive approach to life rather than reactive. In this way the recent features added to iOS 12 were amazing.
For working from home, the desk I use is not currently a standing desk as the ones I did find were quite expensive but in future I would love to use an adjustable standing desk and vary long periods of sitting with standing. I also found myself to be more productive when standing.
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My work from home isn’t very glamorous, I’m afraid. It’s just my laptop and a notepad. I move around the house, working wherever I feel like.
I do have this fantasy of creating a fancy office in my home, with a work table and a huge wall-to-wall cork board. Some cute office supplies complete the picture.
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I do not have a dedicated space at the moment. So much of my work is done on my laptop, and I do not need any extra equipment such as papers, large monitors, printers, or additional hardware. Therefore, I do not have a need for a significant amount of space.
I usually work on the coffee desk in my living room or basement. It is funny because I created a desk space in my bedroom for this exact thing. Ironically, I am more comfortable elsewhere.
I have worked at coffee shops here in Metro Atlanta, and each experience has been pretty good. I have a friend who also works from home, and we have set up co-working days where we meet up to work at a coffee shop at least once a month.
We use this as an opportunity to try new local coffee spots and catch up while we work.
When I first turned to remote work, I felt a bit isolated and overwhelmed. I did not think I would feel this way, but visiting coffee shops in the beginning really helped. It was comforting to see a lot of other remote workers doing the same thing I was. It helped to settle me down so I could get into my current rhythm.
Now, I do not attend coffee shops as much for two reasons. The first is because the closest coffee shop that is large enough to house remote workers is a bit further than I am willing to drive (I live in the suburbs), and the ones I prefer fill up pretty quickly.
However, I think visiting coffee shops to work are a great alternative, and something I am going to continue to do with my friend.
The second reason is that traffic is not the greatest here (one of the main reasons I left my job) so traveling to a lot of different areas to work defeats one of my original purposes for doing this. As I develop my business further, I do see the value in going to places where other professionals are so I can network.
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Yes, I work from home in a dedicated office space we have in our house. I also have a desk at a co-working space downtown where I hold office hours for the shared startups.
For the office hours I simply work out of the space and if any portfolio companies have short questions I help them out.
This is a great way to not only connect with the local community, but has helped me source some deals to keep my business going strong.
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Yes, I do, a study desk on one side of my bedroom currently. I do have plans to rent a separate workspace sometime in the medium-term future. The reason is that at times, my bed proves to be too alluring and I find myself taking naps which can be counter-productive at times.
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I work almost exclusively from my couch. I know it’s probably terrible for my body, but I end up in so much pain from sitting at a desk. When I worked in an office, we had these ergonomic, high-end chairs that were adjustable in a dozen different ways, but no matter how I sat, I dealt with a lot of pain and repetitive stress injuries.
I have my couch set up so that my back is supported, and I’m not dealing with constant back pain anymore so that’s great. I might have an easier time focusing if I had a dedicated office space, but then I'd end up in pain, so it's worth it for me.
As much as I love the idea of writing in a coffee shop or even a park, I find it way too distracting! I need silence to concentrate, and I'll end up people-watching instead of working.
I used to work in an open office environment that was always noisy and it was incredibly difficult to get things done.
I'm amazed at how much more productive I am when things are quiet and interruption-free.
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No, I can work as long as there's computer and network. Usually I work in the laboratory, library or my dormitory. I even worked in the airport when waiting my friends.
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My work environment is pretty messy, but it also depends on the project I’m working on. I have a small studio where I work most of the time and I like to personalize it with favourite painting/sketches or sculptures. I like to feel in my “own bubble” when I work.
Lately I’ve been traveling a lot, so I always try to find a nice spot to work with good internet connection. I don’t really have a dedicated space to work, but I prefer quite places with big windows and nice views.
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