I’m going to be honest with you. I haven’t worked from a coffee shop in a long time.
When I do it’s always a fun experience. Kind of a like a little “field trip” from work!
I’ve been perusing the internet looking for an idea that I could steal. Something worth sharing with you here today on my blog. Something I could remix into my own thing.
Anyone else struggling with committing to code every day? There’s no time for anything. At least that’s how it feels, doesn’t it?
I’ve recently been implementing an X-Card strategy for writing.
The basic idea is that I try to write a specific number of words each day for seven weeks. Every day that I do, I write an X down on a notecard that I’ve created. Eventually, I’ll build a chain of X’s that will help keep me motivated to continue.
As a Software Developer, I would like to translate this strategy over to programming, which has been difficult for me to do in the past. I’ve been making excuses about how building a habit of daily coding is different from building a daily habit of writing.
Just a few short years ago, working from home may have seemed out of reach for workers in some industries. Today, remote work is on the rise!
In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing some of their work remotely. This is up from 19 percent in 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
With the growth of the internet and the need for talented workers, more companies have started to accept working from home as normal.
As a software developer, I’ve definitely marked this trend. With my skill set, all I really need is a relatively powerful computer and strong internet connection, and I can practically work from anywhere.
I’ve been working from home for almost a year now. Working from home isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Some days have been a lot better than others. Don’t get me wrong –– it’s great. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but like most things, it takes some getting used to.
I’ve learned a lot about working from home over these last few months. Here are my suggestions on the right way to work from home.