My head spins back toward the whiteboard. Sheepishly, my eyes meet the cold glare of my 3rd grade teacher.
It wasn’t the first time I had been caught, mid daydream, staring outside the classroom window.
It wouldn’t be my last.
It’s not that I wasn’t interested in what we were learning. It’s just that, sometimes, I wanted to be somewhere else while doing it.
It’s made me curious about the spaces in which we work and learn. As an increasing number of students take online courses, and more employees work from laptops at home, is there a best place to do these things?
I’ve been fortunate enough to experience a good mix of workplace scenarios to know what works well for me.
As I was in 3rd grade, I am still a bit of a daydreamer. So, it’s still important for a majority of my time to be spent in a structured office setting. However, I often find myself needing time away from my desk. Whether that means taking my laptop to a small, empty office, or packing up and heading to a coffee shop. It’s at times when I feel mentally blocked, that stepping away from the structure really helps break up the congestion.
You may have noticed this article’s title suggests it is incomplete. It is only incomplete in the fact that my goal is to have it be “completed” by you, the reader.
How do you work best? Is there one way or are you like me, a little all over the place? Take a moment to think about it and tell me what you think in the Comments!