US workers spend an average of 1780 hours on the job annually, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Thankfully, commercial real estate designers are answering the call for flexible work environments that bring the outdoors to the workers.
No one likes it when someone tells you that what you’ve been doing “forever” is ineffective, but breaking some of those bad habits can help you boost your productivity and use your time more efficiently.
As a home-based freelancer, it’s vital to be mindful of the ways in which you can optimize your productivity. I’m a writer, so when I receive an assignment, I list items like transcribing the interview, and creating a first, second, third and final draft. As the story begins to form, I focus on additional research, quote gathering, and cutting word count.
Where do you like to work? Do you thrive in a creative, relaxed, high-end and concentration-enhancing professional community within a tech hub with tons of amenities? Do you do your best work in a place that fulfills your personal needs so you aren’t sidelined by a time-consuming trip to seek out a brief mid-day meal — unless that’s what you need? Do you crave comfortable, friendly, and collaborative relationships with others working around you that motivate you to reach higher goals?