One of my favorite things to do is blog from Starbucks. I’m actually doing it currently! I also love to come here just to browse Pinterest or other blogs, or read a book. I’ve found that changing up my environment has tremendous benefits for my concentration, creativity, and productivity.
On a day off of school, I could stay home all day and not get anything done at all, or I could come here and suddenly feel focused and inspired. There’s just something about ordering a drink, opening up your laptop and notebook, and turning your table into a mini desk that works wonders. Plus, I love the bustling, noisy atmosphere and all of the foreign faces. Studies have shown that noise is actually good for creativity, contrary to popular opinion.
While brainstorming this post, I came across the coolest website- Coffitivity. If you can’t make it to a coffee shop, this site will play a steady stream of “coffee shop noise”. You provide your own music, and work away! People think of everything, don’t they?
Photo: Behind the Ferry Building, San Francisco