Love this @LeslieBarber! On Fridays, my laptap always asks me to work from my backyard deck, so I'm glad that it's officially called "working al fresco"!! Yay for summer!!
Living in Seattle it is very apparent that the outdoors recreation industry is thriving! Of course, living right between ocean and mountains means loads of outdoor opportunities, but then there's this local joke that riffs on how outdoor gear is worn as everyday apparel here -- Seattleites dress like they are reading to go hiking at a moment's notice -- which is pretty true!
I'm sitting at my desk, gazing outside at another sunny, blue-sky day in Northern California. Thanks to my laptop and my mobile phone, there's no compelling reason for me to be inside on this beautiful day. On the other hand, I worry my productivity will slip if I try to work AND get some vitamin D. How do others get fresh air and keep up with everything every day? @JulieatTheWELL @SarahGonzales @LeslieBarber @jessbru99568@TheDotConnector@Wit@cruberti@jmisunas @Thehvacguys?
In a word, GRATITUDE! Being grateful for the ability to go outside, do your work, AND serve the world is a huge gift! When you're grateful, focus flows. Now go take that laptop outside @WillowOlder!!!
Everyone's work habits and ability to focus is different. If you can work outside and be productive -- do it. If you need to just be outside for a little while to refresh, and that helps you focus when you go back in and crank out some work, that's fine too. Me? When I'm outside in nature, I'm there because I want to enjoy it and so try my best not to focus on work. As described above, it does help me focus and get back in to be productive. But what I've found works best for me is a hybrid -- finding a workspace that feels more focused, yet allows me to experience the outdoors (the screen room at my house, a table at an outdoor cafe, etc.). One thing that is definitely not productive -- being inside and yearning to be outside but feeling trapped; better to take 10 or 15 minutes out in the fresh air for a dose of Vitamin D than convince yourself that being chained indoors is the only answer. Where there's a will there's a way -- you just need to experiment to figure out which way works best for you. So, get outside and experiment, @WillowOlder
I absolutely love being outdoors! I have a garden this summer that I make sure to spend at least an hour everyday working in it. I also get breaks to let out our dogs! That gives some fresh air and excercise. We also do open air markets, I really enjoy them alot.
Hello everyone, It's been busy on this side. I love working outdoors, it's nice I can dispatch someone from my mobile device to help someone have a nice cool home or office.
@Thehvacguys I hear it's very hot and humid down your way! My extended family all lives in the Whittier, CA area, and I remember spending summers with my grandparents there just sweating while trying to fall asleep. It was miserable! We finally talked my stubborn grandpa into an air conditioner and it made SUCH a difference. It was cooler, obviously, but everyone was in SUCH a better mood, too!
This is so true, and not just with products but also with services. In my coastal area, summers are all about catering to boaters and boating - maintenance, mooring, fishing and recreational charters, etc.