September 18, 2019
If you’ve recently made the leap into self-employment, you’ll find your work space is crucial to your productivity. One of the best parts of working for yourself is having the freedom to choose your “office”, but if your space isn’t conducive to your personality type, it’s possible to run into the same frustrations you might find in a cubicle. I’ve listed out a few simple work environments for your personality type below.
Create a cozy space in an office or bedroom with all the things that make your heart happy. Set up your ideal office in a quiet and secluded area at home, but don’t forget some windows. Sunshine is good for everyone’s soul!
These are my friends who, like me, are split right down the middle of introvert and extrovert. You know, who need people but don’t want to always talk to said people.
I usually split my day between my home office and a coffee shop. Changing up your environment is beneficial no matter who you, but if how you recharge depends on the day, head to a bustling coffee shop, throw in your headphones and sit amongst the people. This will keep your introverted self charged while keeping your extroverted self motivated and content.
Does the idea of “working from home” make you nauseous? Need to process with a friend or 3? Join (or create) a co-working space! Membership working spaces are super popular these days (think of it like a gym for the workforce), and a great way to have “co-workers”. If you need a more limited or controlled environment, grab a few friends, rent a space together, and set up your own co-working office.
Take a week and try all these ideas. You might be surprised how a little shift in your surroundings can make a huge difference in your efficiency, and how motivated you are when you choose work environments for your personality type.