You can be a remote worker without a dedicated space but why make things harder for yourself.

In another article I gave 6 work from home tips for programmers. At the time I didn’t recommend having a dedicated workspace. It just didn’t come to mind.

Recently I’ve had to work outside of my home office. It’s been difficult to maintain my normal productivity.

Just a classic example of not truly appreciating what you have until it’s gone. Even though in my case it’s only going to be for a couple of days.

A dedicated spot might be in your home, or a rented out location. It can be a co-working space, coffee shop, or some other public space.

What matter is that it works for you.

Why You Need A Dedicated Workspace

Fully Customizable

One of the benefits of working in a remote team is that you have complete control over your workspace. In a normal office environment, you’re force to work in a one sized fits all space. This ends up becoming suboptimal for everyone.

A dedicated workspace can be setup to optimize your individual preferences. Something you’ll want to take advantage of.

Less WiFi Headaches

With a dedicated work space you should only have to worry about the initial internet setup once. Thought you could end up having to do maintenance from time to time it’s not a major road block.

Reduced Distractions

With a dedicated space you’re more likely to be able to counter distractions. You can make sure to have noise canceling headphones or lock yourself away. In the end this leads to improve productivity.

It Easier To Separate Life and Work

When you first start working remotely you tend to take fewer breaks and work more hours than expected.

Having a dedicated workspace can help you physically split where you do work from where you relax. Over time it can help separate your working time from everything else.

Having A Dedicated Workspace Is Important

Most people who work from home tend to find that  a dedicated workspace is key to being more productive.

This doesn’t mean that you won’t take a road trip to work at the library or coffee shop for a change of scenery. Having an organized, dedicated workspace where you can shut off distractions can be beneficial.

Do you have a dedicated workspace? Where do you like to work?

Let me know in the comments below.