Getting Things Done Elsewhere 07.31.2013
I found the intersection of the following two posts that popped up on my radar interesting. Both should be of interest to "knowledge workers" and those who work at home.
The first, Things I’ve quit doing at my desk, offers some great tips for making your desk a workspace of purpose by employing some basic ground rules. All of the ideas are great but I found this one resonates with my own thinking and other things I’ve recently read:
If you’re like me, your best thinking happens when you’re not at your desk: taking a walk, going and asking another person for help, drinking a coffee, in the shower. Your desk is for executing; do your thinking elsewhere.
Then, shortly thereafter, I read this post from Randy Murray that aligns with my personal experience as well:
Having difficulty focusing and getting your work done? Pack up and move to somewhere new to work.
I have found that even moving to a different place in my house has the same effect for me.
Sometimes, the best way to get things done can be found by getting away from where you normally do them.