So it’s been a month since I moved to my new office. I can say without hesitation that it was an inspired decision; my quality of life has improved no end and my work has benefited from it. I thought I’d make a list of the things that have made a real difference to me:
- I really enjoy my half-hour walk to the office. It creates a real break between personal and working life, and the exercice has been excellent for my general well-being.
- I love having company during the day. Most other people in the office are freelancers too, and it’s great to be able to chat about common issues and problems, but also to bounce ideas off each other. The atmosphere is very relaxed and it’s brilliant to be able to have a giggle in between looking for that elusive perfect word.
- I find it easier to do useful things when I haven’t got much work; at home, it was so easy to get distracted.
- I have never found it difficult to stick to my deadlines, but somehow I always used to let my paperwork overwhelm me at home. I suppose it was because there was no real structure to my day, so I could always put off doing boring things, like printing purchase orders, etc., whereas now I know I’ll be leaving around 5:30pm (on average), so it gives me an incentive to leave everything in order at the end of the day.