For those of you that are having trouble reading and writing.
I speak to many people who tell me that they’d love to read, and they want to write more, but they have trouble with motivation. There are so many distractions in the house.
I can completely empathise. For a long time I felt the same way. I would get up early, get started, get started on my day, and 20 minutes later my family would be up and about, and expect my attention or be distracting me (often without meaning to). And plus, this was my safe space, my home.
The best way to counteract this ‘House distraction anxiety’ is to get out of the house.
I used to go to libraries or even park benches and grass to read and write. My favourite place however is coffee shops.
In coffee shops, nobody really cares if you sit there for hours reading and writing as long as you buy something… say a single coffee. I always have considered it an investment in my education, £2.70 a day or: a big coffee, and a productive, busy, social place in which I can sit for a few hours with my laptop (and charger) and my books. My rented portable office space in Nero’s with a bonus cappuccino chucked in for good measure.
Would you pay £2.70 a day for a couple of hours of productivity, office space, and ideas?
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” -Benjamin Franklin
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