Hello there entrepreneur (waves). You finally are out of that office and onto your new ventures. Sometimes, many people opt for their first place of business as their own boss to simply be their home. This is the most cost effective thing you can do and I commend you for saving some money while you start to gather clients and projects.
Now, here’s the tricky part–being able to leave the house after a while. We, at Socially Dedicated, fall victim to this constantly because what is nicer–and more cost-effective–than brewing your own coffee and working from your kitchen?
Besides, some of you may have taken the entrepreneur path because you swore you’d never commute anywhere again. Well, cost and stress may be things to worry about, but you don’t want to become a hermit either. Here are some reasons why leaving the apartment and setting up camp elsewhere makes sense.
It allows your home to regain its peace again
You know the old saying of never do work in bed because your bed is for sleep? Well, this is kind of the same thing. While, yes, your home is going to be your main workplace, it also shouldn’t be your only. Having different locations where you do your work ensures that no single place will have too much “stress” surrounding it at the end of the day.
Two words: mental health
Cabin fever is a real thing and many freelancers and entrepreneurs will tell you the same. Being cooped up in one place for too long really can affect your mental health no matter how many Youtube yoga videos you watch. Vitamin D and fresh air are your friends so take advantage of these free and natural mood–and mind–boosters.
New scenery can be inspiring
You may think a coffee shop is just a coffee shop or a local library just houses books, but you never know what you may find behind new closed doors. You might find a book that inspires your next project or a free speaker to listen in on as you work. Even finding a coffee place with a cheaper cup of coffee is a positive part of your work day.
Our team has had countless moments where we are out with our equipment and have been approached by people wondering if we are available for work based on their needs. Whether you are out typing the next best-seller, drafting some work for a city planner or doing social media for a client, there may be someone looking who may need that exact work–and could potentially approach you for it. Basically, you plopped in a chair somewhere is your own form of free advertising and who doesn’t love free?
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