My apartment is stifling my productivity!
February 17, 2013 10:02 PM Subscribe
When I am drinking coffee at (insert random coffee shop name here), I get SO. MUCH. DONE. And feel great afterwards.
I cannot get anything productive done in my apartment. Please help me trick my brain into thinking that it is in a cafe.
posted by Kamelot123 to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite
I love my apartment. It's swell. It's comfortable. But I have the hardest time doing work when I am at home.
I don't know why, but when I am having a drink at say, Starbucks, I am motivated to work maybe even on a subconscious level due to the atmosphere/fact that everyone else is engrossed in doing productive stuff. When I am alone in my apartment (or if my girlfriend is over), I tend to let my ADD - which I have been diagnosed with - run rampant. (Games in one part of the room! A piano in the other! I'm like a moth to a flame).
I know this is all in my head. I know that if I really wanted to do work at home I could, and I keep telling myself this. Going to a cafe almost-daily is a waste of money. But my mindset seems to be completely different at home, and I tend to do things (like ask questions about productivity on metafilter!) which take my mind off of the looming prospect of work-doing.
So my question directed to metafites who have had problems staying at task at home: How do will yourself to do so? Are there any tricks you employ? Any advice would be much appreciated!