productivity

How to set up a productive home office for the freelancer

How to set up a productive home office for the freelancer

First of all, does it seem weird that as a travelpreneur, I'd even have a home office? 

Fair question. And you're right. Having a proper home office was something I avoided for a long time. 

"But I want to stay mobile!"

"But I don't want to own a bunch of crap!"

Those are things I used to say. 

See that double desk right there? It's where I'm writing this post now. 

And believe me, if I was doing this while sitting on my couch or eating a croissant at a cafe, writing this wouldn't be my #1 priority. 

An easy morning productivity hack for freelancers

An easy morning productivity hack for freelancers

Alright, so lesson learned.

For a while there as a freelancer, I thought I was saving myself SOO much time by waking up and:

  • not showering first thing
  • not changing out of my PJs
  • not eating breakfast

...and just working straight through the day.

BUT, while I thought I was being super productive by cutting out "time-consuming" (meaning, non-billable) activities like commuting, dressing up and doing my hair, I actually found I was more foggy-brained with less energy and less focus (especially after hitting the 4 or 5 hour mark).