Productivity Tip: Change Your Work Location 

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Image of two white rattan chairs, photography by R. Isip Looking for a hands-on way to get your work done?

Need a bit of inspiration and motivation to give your productivity a boost?

In this post I offer a few tips geared to helping you switch your physical location in the name of productivity.

It just might be the change you need to energize your daily routine!

Choose an environment that gives your productivity a boost.

Think hard about what types of environments both stimulate and stifle your energy levels, creativity and ability to focus. If you find yourself constantly distracted while working from home, it might be time to pack your things up and head to a local coffee-house or coworking space so you can focus on your work. If you feel a large shared work space is filled with too much energy and noise, you might consider a sleepy coffee shop or your living room at home as a place to work.

Opt for locations with limited resources.

Need help focusing on your work? Try working in locations that lock you into an environment filled with limited resources. Granted, nowadays it’s becoming more and more difficult to find places where you can’t get a cell phone signal, wi-fi connection or print documents, but such places do exist. Think creatively; is there a place you can visit or go to temporarily where cell phone conversations are not allowed, wi-fi connection is spotty or painfully slow and so on and so forth?

Make tasks location specific.

Instead of transferring over all of your work to a new environment, choose only one or two tasks that to complete in that location. For example, you could brainstorm new ideas and conduct research at your local library. This way, your mind automatically associates the library with research and brainstorming and you can better focus on the tasks at hand. Another reason to make tasks location specific is that you can force yourself to complete work within a specific time frame. Working at the library from 4:00 p.m. until closing time might just be the motivation you need to finish your work.

How about you? Will you try changing up your work location? If so, where will you go and what will you work on while there? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.