Are you in need of some creativity? How does the hum of coffeehouse chatter in the background sound? I recently found a site called Coffitivity and this site streams the awesome sounds of a coffee house right to your computer. Studies say a little noise can bring out the creativity in you and make you more productive.
Venturing Out To be Productive
The other day, I just couldn't get my creative juices flowing. I had some tasks that I needed to complete and needed to get out of the office to clear my head. I decided to have lunch at Zoe’s Kitchen and brought my Chromebook along for the ride. The atmosphere was very busy since it was a Friday afternoon. The radio played great upbeat songs overhead and there was a steady hum of conversations in the air. There was a list of things I wanted to complete, including finishing up some notes for this article.
I found a table in a nice little corner of the restaurant and sat down for lunch while working on my to-do list. It was very easy to let the words flow while sitting there. I even took out my idea journal and jotted down a few new ideas that came along. Before long I had completed most of my to-do list and honestly I lost track of time. It’s easy to lose track of time when you are letting your creative juices flow.
I spent a total of three hours at Zoe’s and I can say they were three very productive hours. I wasn’t bothered by the conversations and activity in the restaurant. I simply got into my zone and the creativity flowed. While I was there I noticed the other patrons working. None of them seems to be distracted at all.
It is a good idea to get out the office from time to time. Visit a local cafe or coffee house and let those creative juices flow. The atmosphere will do you good. You never know what you may come up with.