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Escape That Office: Tips That Will Help You Spend More Time Working Outdoors

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Escape That Office: Tips That Will Help You Spend More Time Working Outdoors

Having a home office can be very comforting, especially if you’re someone who prefers to work remotely. Yet, being stuck inside the house can sometimes make one feel anxious and nervous, which is why working outdoors can be a great alternative. Working outside can have benefits to you and your home as you won’t have to deal with a lot of paperwork that is cluttering your workspace and further contributing to your anxiety. Hence, here are some tips that will help you move your office space outdoors:

If you only need a laptop, just go outside

If your work is based on writing and/or answering emails without using any other equipment, just going outside can be very helpful to your well-being. Next time you feel overwhelmed, pick up your laptop and go to the nearest park, but remember that having a reliable internet connection is also necessary. In case you don’t have access to the safe internet (a lot of public spaces still don’t), you can simply go to your backyard and spend some time there working and enjoying the fresh air.

Use your terrace/balcony

The simplest and most satisfying way to work outside without giving up your comfort is to go to your terrace and just work there. You can redecorate the space with a comfortable table and a chair that won’t cause you any back strain if you use it for longer periods. For those who prefer to work in a more glammed-up environment, adding plants and an outdoor rug can really spruce up your terrace and make it look like a fancy outdoor office. Additionally, there are many ways to cover the terrace/balcony in case it rains, so you can even work undisturbed even while there’s a spring drizzle.

Think of some other options

In case you have a small backyard, that doesn’t allow you to manipulate it in order to create a fancy outdoor working space, you can always consider some other, equally valuable and creative options. For example, getting a custom-designed shed suitable for all weather conditions will provide you with a pleasant working environment, and even better, you won’t need to leave your home, because you’ll technically be in your backyard. This type of workspace can give you some privacy, especially if you have clients coming over. That way, your family members can enjoy their own time in the house, while you’ll be carefree knowing that everything’s under control when it comes to your work.

Redecorate your own garage

Using your own garage as an office space can be quite a good solution, especially if you don’t have the luxury to turn your backyard into a workplace. Of course, if you use your garage to park your car or do other things, then you should look at different options. Still, well-decorated garage space can be a really nice office, especially since it’s attached to your home, so if you ever need to check on your kids, or go to the bathroom, you won’t have to change the footwear or walk that much. Just make sure to paint your garage light colors and install the proper lighting, so you won’t have to struggle if you decide to work during the evening hours. Aside from that, adding some plants or shelves can make the place look more sophisticated and office-like.

If you have a rooftop, feel free to use it

Rooftops are the perfect way to still have a terrace or an outdoor space, without being forced to mow the lawn or worry about the plants. Sure, having plants on your rooftop can make the atmosphere much more pleasant and fun, but even if you prefer bare and minimalist decor, that shouldn’t stop you from using the rooftop as you please. Spring, summer and early autumn are the perfect time to work outside, so if you’re among the lucky ones who own a rooftop, feel free to utilize in a way that will let your work in peace.

Working outdoors can have so many benefits: more productivity and motivation, just to name some. Also, being outside the home can help you be more organized. Even if you live in a tiny apartment, going outside to work can be very beneficial for you. Next time you feel like going somewhere, make sure to check one of these options until you find something that will work for you.

About The Author
Lilly Miller is a Sydney-based graphic designer and a passionate writer. Loves everything about home decor, art history and baking. Shares home with two loving dogs and a gecko named Rodney. You can find her hanging out on Twitter. “Poetry creates the myth, the prose writer draws his own portrait.” - Jean - Paul Sartre
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