I am a freelance writer, and call myself and others spoiled, but I have found that I simply cannot work as effectively and efficiently and with the same level of creativity if our environment is not completely comfortable.
I need the temperature to be exactly 76 degrees and the humidity to be just right.
I also need to be able to block out the noise around myself and others with noise canceling earphones. Music is too distracting for myself and others to be able to focus on writing, so I love finding a video with ambient background noise. I choose different sounds depending on our mood. I would enjoy to get out of the home and work in other areas, however they never seem to have the temperature or the ambience just right for myself and others to be able to focus, coffee shops are officially too noisy and crowded, they’re also either too chilly or too warm. The 1 place that I found to be a wonderful alternative to home when it comes to writing is the Barnes and Noble. The temperature and humidity level is almost as wonderful as at home, and it is acceptablely quiet however not too quiet, because I do not enjoy complete silence. I do not assume I could ever get used to working in an office where I have no control of how the environment feels. I would be far less productive, that’s for sure! I certainly do not take it for granted that I’m able to work anywhere I want. As long as I’m in control of the control unit or I have the ability to choose where to write, I will have peak creativity and productivity!