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11 Productive Places You Should Try Working In

11 Productive Places You Should Try Working In

Working in an office doesn’t always inspire you to be productive and often it can wear you down. The morning commute, the lack of sleep and the suffocating space can become a burden to your productivity. At this point you will begin to focus on the clock — 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm… each hour feels like a lifetime and you need to find another place that will inspire you. Here are 11 productive places you can start with:

1. Your Home.

Home Office

    The office can become smaller and smaller when you spend eight hours a day sitting within its cubicle walls. Try spending one day a week at home, not only do you save a tonne of time from the morning commute and getting ready but you will also save time working uninterrupted from co-workers or clients dropping by.

    The day at home will recharge your batteries and allow you to hit your work with a fresh mind.

    2. The Local Library.

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    Library

      The local library is a place filled with those all with the same goal as you: to get work done! If you’re the type of person that can’t be at home and work because of all the distractions, then the library is the place for you. With nothing but books, computers, and knowledgeable people around you, it’s hard not to be productive. There is no place better than the library to sit down, concentrate, and focus on the task at hand.

      3. Co-Working Space.

      Co Working Space
        Photo via Harald [ha75]
        Co-working spaces are perfect for those people that work at home but want somewhere to go for the work day, and be social around a community of like-minded individuals. Co-Working spaces are becoming increasingly more common and it’s easy to see why, they offer a professional environment and eliminates distractions from working at home.

        Numerous people in the design industry and budding entrepreneurs are often freelancers or working from home. The co-working space will get you out of the house, around professional people, and networking with like-minded people.

        4. Coffee Shop.

        KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
          Photo via Andy Miah

          The coffee shop is a great place to get away from the frustrating aspects of an office, yet it still has the atmosphere to spur your creativity. Coffee shops offer various perks to make your work day go a little faster, such as quality food, an endless supply of coffee, free Wifi, and power outlets.

          The coffee shop is seen as one of the most productive places for professionals, writers especially, because of the inviting atmosphere that helps your creative juices flow.

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          5. Another Country.

          Paris

            Nothing will inspire you like completing your work in another country. Clearly working in another country is not the easiest option, but for those that have the ability to work away from the office for a couple of weeks and the funds available, this is an excellent option.

            Work fills a large part of our lives and we need to find ways to keep it enjoyable. We spend a lot of time away from our families and takes us away from the more important things in life, so why not take your work overseas with your family? You are sure to increase your productivity looking upon the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the beautiful view of Manhattan in New York.

            6. The Park.

            Park Work
              Photo via FaceMePLS

              One of the most easily accessible and productive places to take your work is the park. Moving outdoors every once in a while will help your creativity; it’s easy to hit a mental roadblock when you are constantly locked indoors and the time outside will alleviate that a little bit.

              Many parks in major cities now have free Wifi, such as Bryant Park in NYC, or in some cases, entire cities now have Wifi capabilities. Productivity can be hard to obtain; however, being outside in the sunshine and breathing in the fresh air, you give yourself a good chance of finding it.

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              7. Your Childhood Home.

              Childhood Home

                Altering your surroundings is certain to improve your productivity, and although it may seem like a strange idea spending a day at the house you grew up in, it can be inspirational. Remembering where it all started and where you came from can motivate you, in turn making you far more productive. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, save time in the morning, and relax yourself.

                8. The Airport.

                Airport Work
                  Photo via Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Porrier

                  Airports are exceptionally accommodating for the traveling businessman or businesswoman with most airports providing workrooms for their travelers. Airports such as Changi airport in Singapore, are fully equipped to allow you to conduct businesswithout any troubles. With internet stations, Wifi, and plenty of places to grab a snack, the airport really is one of the more productive places you can work in.

                  9. A Bar.

                  Bar

                    A bar doesn’t seem like one of the most productive places to work in, but in off-peak times it can be an enjoyable atmosphere. Many bars have free Wifi service and of course they offer great meals. Ernest Hemingway was known for the time he spent at the bar and he seemed to be productive, so why can’t you?

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                    The best part about doing your work at a bar is the easy transition from work mode to after work mode, the bar atmosphere can be a relaxing and enjoyable place to be and it could be the place that creates your finest work.

                    10. At the Beach.

                    Beach Work
                      Photo via Michael Coghlan

                      If you’re looking for a place to get away from everything and just get some work done, the beach is one of the more uplifting and productive places to do that. The beach offers plenty of places to sit down such as park benches and cafes, or if you prefer you can dig your feet in the sand with an umbrella above your head and take it all in.

                      Work is the primary objective, but it wouldn’t hurt to jump up and dive into the water or just look up and enjoy the view.

                      11. The Hotel Lobby.

                      Hotel Lobby

                        Hotels provide some of the world’s most extravagant facilities and rooms for you to enjoy, and in addition to that it is also a quiet and spacious place for you to get your work done. All the pieces are in place for you to be productive in a hotel lobby with Wifi, concierge services, and legroom for days. Not to mention, it’s easy to take and make phone calls. Furthermore, a hotel lobby will offer you amenities such as toilet facilities and places for you to grab a drink when you’re all done.

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                        Last Updated on December 7, 2018

                        10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

                        10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

                        How big is the gap between you and your success?

                        What is the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people?

                        It is as simple as this: successful people think and talk about what they are creating, and unsuccessful people focus on and talk about what they’re lacking.

                        So how do you bridge that gap between wanting success and having your success? Let’s make an important distinction. You see, there is a big difference between “Wanting” and “Having” something.

                        Wanting: means lacking or absent. Deficient in some part, thing or aspect.

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                        Having: means to possess, to hold, to get, to receive, to experience.

                        You can have one OR the other, but not both at the same time with any particular object of your desire. You either have it or you don’t.

                        When it comes to your subconscious, if you’re focusing on the “wanting”, i.e. the not having, guess what, you will build stronger neural networks in your brain around the “wanting.” However, through the power of your subconscious mind, you can focus on the “having” as if it has already happened. Research has shown that your brain doesn’t know the difference between what you’re visualizing inside your mind versus what is happening out there in your reality.

                        This is a regular practice of elite athletes. They spend as much timing creating the internal mental imagery of their success playing out as they do actually physically practicing. This helps create both the neural pathways in their brain and the muscle memory to consistently deliver on that success.

                        Here are 10 “brain hack” steps for success that you can take to create your version of a happy life. Make these steps a regular habit, and you will be astonished at the results.

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                        Step 1: Decide exactly what you want to create and have

                        This is usually the biggest problem that people have. They don’t know what they want and then they’re surprised when they don’t get it.

                        Step 2: Write down your goal clearly in every technicolor detail

                        A goal that is not written down is merely a wish. When you write it down in full detail, you signal to your subconscious mind that you really want to accomplish this particular goal.

                        Step 3: Write your goal in simple, present tense words

                        …that a three year old can understand on a three-by-five index card and carry it with you. Read it each morning after you awake and just before you go to sleep.

                        Step 4: Backwards planning

                        See your goal achieved and identify all the steps required that it took to bring it to life. Making a list of all these steps intensifies your desire and deepens your belief that the attainment of the goal is already happening.

                        Step 5: Resolve to take at least one step every day from one of the items on your list

                        Do something every day, even if it is just one baby step, that moves you toward your goal so you can maintain your momentum.

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                        Step 6: Visualize your goal repeatedly

                        See it in your mind’s eye as though it were already a reality. The more clear and vivid your mental picture of your goal, the faster it will come into your life.

                        Step 7: Feel the feeling of success as if your goal were realized at this very moment

                        Feel the emotion of happiness, satisfaction, and pleasure that you would have once you have achieved your goal. Visualize and feel this success for at least 20 seconds at a time.

                        Step 8: “Fake it till you make it!”

                        Confidently behave as if your subconscious mind was already bringing your goal into reality. Accept that you are moving toward your goal and it is moving toward you.

                        Step 9: Relax your mind

                        Take time to breathe, pray or mediate each day. Disengage the stress response and engage the relaxation response. A quiet state of mind allows your brain to access newly formed neural pathways.

                        Step 10: Release your goal to your subconscious mind

                        When you turn your goal over to the power of the universe and just get out of the way, you will always know the right actions to take at the right time.

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                        Starting today, try tapping into the incredible power of your subconscious mind.Start with just one goal or idea, and practice it continually until you succeed in achieving that goal. Make it a game and have fun with it! The more lightly you hold it, the easier it will be to achieve. By doing so, you will move from the “positive thinking” of the hopeful person to the “positive knowing” of the totally successful person.

                        Hit reply and let me know what you’re creating!

                        To your success!

                        Featured photo credit: use-your-brain-markgraf via mrg.bz

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