The Need for a Defined Working Space

The Need for a Defined Working Space

Are you new to working at home?  Then you probably have yet to find your working space.  I know when I first started working at home, it took me a while to figure out the best place for me to work at inside my house.  One day, I was working at my computer desk.  Then the next day, I was typing away on the chaise with my laptop.  On another day, I decided to work while staying in bed.

In those early days of working at home, I think the reason I switched up my working space so often was because I was not sure where the appropriate place to work was.  When I worked at a brick and mortar job, I was simply told where I should sit and work.  So when the decision was up to me, I got excited with all of the different possibilities, and had a hard time deciding.

Moving around so much was not good for my work.  I felt distracted and off somehow.  I guess it was because a work space is similar to a bed in a way.  How is that so?  Sleeping in the same bed night after night, makes it easy to fall asleep in that bed.  Meanwhile, sleeping in a strange bed can definitely make it harder.  I have a tendency to get distracted by things easily when sleeping somewhere new, and it keeps me up.  The same seems to be true with my working space.  If I work at the same place every day, I don’t get distracted.  Move me away from there, and I will find it hard to focus.