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How much of your work takes place in the coffee shop.



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How much of your work takes place in the coffee shop.

It is time for a change of environment. My laptop will be open in the local pub today, where my tab will not be for alcolhol, but for coffee. It is an expensive choice, but a nice place to be, given this is an old coaching inn. Do you sometimes ring the changes with a trip out and work in the coffee shop?

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theresajane

I actually don't bring my work to a place where I can relax. Well, we have different work styles, and I respect that. But, for me, I choose to do my job first, or finish my daily tasks before pampering myself and go for a coffee or tea and relax.



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emiaj55

I could agree to that. Besides, I could use that as a reward for myself for the work I have done. I could push myself to the limits thinking I would get a pampering I deserve.



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theresajane

I agree with you. It is better to make it as a reward after working hard. It could also be a motivation for me not to be lazy with the workload and be excited at the end of the day.



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Jelineex

Yes, coffee shop is associated with pleasure. I am not willing to work especially when I like the ambience for relaxation. I forget everything. My purpose will only be defeated I find it difficult to resist temptation. It's a good challenge but I will surely lose.



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emiaj55

It is a very good motivation, too. Since it shouldn't be too fancy or pricey but it is nice enough since it isn't your usual instant coffee at home. This works for me especially since I'm a coffee lover.



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Bravosi

You have a point Theresa, coffee shop is a public place where you can't really focus. That's how it is for me. But to be honest, I began going to coffee shops which are much more intimate and private in terms of seats. Although obviously, nothing beats the comfort of home.



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Kakashi2020

I would go to a coffee shop to write only when I get bored writing at home. Actually I rarely go to a coffee shop nowadays, instead I go to a Pizza place, where I can order and eat some pizza while writing.



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Youngshark

Hahahaha. Pizza writer this is a new one. Do you concentrate well with the huge sumptuous thing on top of Your table.



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Wenkx03

I agree. I think its better that your relaxation is separated in you work. I think that your work stays on your work station.



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katarinamurtin

Good point. I would probably order some coffee and totally forget about the job! I do my job at home and then COFFEE!



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Youngshark

Nice strategy. It is the same for me just in a different aspect where I handle tasks on different areas. Meetings I can hold at coffee shops and some light work or editing.



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burgosmichael24

Maybe the rightful question for me is how much coffee took place in my work? I really don't took my work in the coffee shop for the simple reason that it's more expensive. Though it's a great idea and I was glad that it works for you. However, writer's have different working style and routine.



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amelia88

Yes, it’s much more expensive to get a coffee at a coffee shop than enjoying one at home. However sometimes it is nice for me to have a change of scenery, I find it often kick starts my motivation and refreshes my brain!



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Alymae

I don't bring my work to the coffee shop because there are lots of distraction in this types of places. Also, it is very expensive and I don't really drink coffee that much. I'm more of a tea person. I only drink coffee when I get the urge but not often.



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Kakashi2020

There was a time when all the alfresco seats in Starbucks were being occupied by freelance workers all with their laptops and other gadgets while sipping coffee. But what I really like is to sit down in a coffeeshop with few people around so that it would be quiet. I can't concentrate when there's a lot of people around.



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amelia88

The Starbucks near me still has a lot of people working on their laptops every time I pop in there. Free WiFi is a big allure for people. A comfy seat and free WiFi and people stick around for hours!



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Alymae

True. I don't like it when there's a lot of people. I don't like to be disturb when I am writing. My friends always go to the coffee shop, every time they see me they ended up talking to me. I want to talk but not when I am writing. I need to concentrate to imagine what I am going to write and to follow my inspiration.



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iambeth

I agree. Sometimes there aren't any vacant seats due to all the freelancers in Starbucks. I envy those who are able to work in places where there are other people around.



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Jelineex

I haven't tried working in a coffee shop. I don't find it an appropriate place because i am uncomfortable with it. i cannot concentrate on my work. There are so many disturbance from noise, people coming in and out of the coffee shop and the smell of the coffee. I might stop working and end up taking photos. Surely, I want to change mood in pleasure. This is a great disadvantage for me.



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Barida

I'm not keen to always visit the coffee shop as taking of water is a more better way to go for me. It is all about understanding what you really want to achieve out there.



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Kakashi2020

You really don't have to buy coffee, sometimes I just occupy a table without buying anything or you could by a muffin, I always buy, either a muffin or a cookie. I rarely buy coffee, unless I'm sluggish and sleepy.



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amelia88

Yes, most coffee shops near me have a range of muffins and other sweet pastries and sometimes even savory meal options like sandwiches and wraps. It’s helpful even if you don’t like coffee!



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Youngshark

Nice a great way to spend your time or rather eating as you get along with your work. It is the same for the majority of the coffee places I frequent.



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Kakashi2020

When I get tired at the scenery at home I would go to the mall and find a good spot, may it be a restaurant or a coffee shop. Sometimes a change of scenery is needed to become more creative and for the mind to work properly.



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nrnlss

I go to somewhere where I can see a really good view , to inspire myself.



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mark8625

Yeah I think it is better to work in a park than in a coffee shop. I love nature and seeing the good landscape of flowers and garden makes me inspired and comfortable to work in. Problem is the internet connection you should bring your pocket wifi there.



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Alymae

I usually go to the park. SOmewhere from the other people and I just sit under a tree with a notebook or my laptop on my lap. Sometimes, I only use my phone. Being in the park on a sunny day makes me relaxed and inspired. Just looking at the people around me gives me new inspiration.



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theresajane

That's a good way of motivating oneself. But, if I were there, my time would be 50% looking at the scenery and 50% working on my laptop. It could be a good motivation and a good distraction as well. Lol.



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emiaj55

I feel you. Sometimes just a bit change in scenery could really lift your mood. It does not really needs to be a coffee shop. But luckily I am a coffee lover so coffee shops do the magic for me.



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kaushikangara

Nothing. It doesn't work at all. You will not be in the position to work when you visit a coffee shop. I haven't seen any kind of productivity from people working in a coffee shop. They do not concentrate much and there are always people around you which makes you feel uncomfortable to work. You should choose a calm place where your mind can focus more on the work. A coffee shop is a good gathering place to be around with friends for a good coffee, not for working.



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amelia88

I think it really depends on the individual and also the coffee shop. I’ve been to plenty that are wonderful to work at, but others that are too noisy for sure. Again I think it’s not as simple as saying they’re all bad because some are very helpful. Also, some people just thrive on noise!



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Kakashi2020

I do agree that in some coffee shops it's really noisy to work in, that's why I always pick a good quiet place where I can write peacefully.



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jaymish3

I disagree@kaushikangara. To change my surroundings because I mostly work from home I go to a coffee shop. I like the ambiance and the busy environment. I especially like the coffee and the cakes that I occasionally have as a a treat. It depends on what your aim is when you go to the coffee shop, if you seriously expect to work than you will work. If you find it too noisy you can carry earphones and play quiet music. I love coffee shops and once or twice a week I go to one to get out of the house.



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nrnlss

That's a good point, I probably appreciate coffee shops if I like the smell of coffee, but sadly I don't.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. Doing work can be tiring and exhausting even though you're just sitting and typing. Doing work in a coffee shop could make you buy foods as treats after doing your work, making you feel inspired to finish your work completely.



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Kakashi2020

It really depends on the person writing. Some like it quiet while some like to write when it's a bit crowded and noisy. It really depends on the writers preferences.



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Youngshark

It depends with the day. there are those days when I decide that I want to be outdoors and i will just identify a spot most likely whetre there is some privacy so that I can concentrate well. however if i need to meet someone then most likely it would be at a coffee shop which happens like twice per two or three weeks.



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nrnlss

I don't really go to coffee shop that much, since I hate the smell of the coffee.



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Judas2018

None of it. I never understood how or why people would go out in public to work on something via their laptop. Your front porch, stoop or step? Sure. But a busy, noisy place like a coffee shop? Nah.



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YoloBoy

I don't often go to coffee shops or anywhere that is relaxing. I often just work here at the house or at work itself. I am not so comfortable in those kinds of places because I can't really focus on what I truly want to write nor can I think of things that I could write about. Not saying that the coffee shop isn't a good place to work, but it could be a distraction to what you are working on and cannot focus that well on what you want to do.



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mark8625

I tried to work in coffee shop before but I could not able to finish my work because I usually lost my focus from what I was doing. Many people come and go and very noisy place for me. I would rather work in my house rather than in a coffee shop.



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ajahcuizon

I love going to coffee shops and I often bring my work or schoolworks there. Since it's a bit expensive, what I do is to go to a nearest convience store, buy some coffee and that is where I will do work. But if I have enough budget for an overpriced coffee, I would go to a coffee shop and do my work there since it's comfortable and convenient place.



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esteban123

I think it is very rare for me that I would go to a coffee shop just to work on my freelancing sites since I am already comfortable working in my office or in my house during my idle time. I am very flexible in terms of the working place, as long as there is an outlet, a table and a chair with a pleasant working environment then I would be glad to start working on it already.



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luv2xacosta

I love going to coffee shop to relax or unwind. I don't bring my work in this kind of place since I know that I can not totally focus on working.



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axl2468

I rarely go to coffee shops. The main reason is not because they can be distracting at times (which is true), but because I'm simply just too broke to buy even the cheapest coffee at Starbucks. And even if I have the money to go to a coffee shop, I still don't go there because I'm pretty addicted to drinking milk tea.

Plus, I prefer working at home because I get to wear my favorite pajamas and sit on my favorite sofa.



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Corzhens

It's nice to write in a chosen environment like under a tree by the lake or maybe on a tree house. But I couldn't afford to do that due to time constraints. My vacations are rare and this year we were not able to have a vacation abroad unlike last year when we had 7 trips in Asia. Maybe when I retire from my office job and I will go full time in freelancing then I can choose the place where I want to write. All I need is my laptop and the charger.



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Alymae

You can write about your travels then How much of your work takes place in the coffee shop.. It would be a wonderful idea, traveling while doing your job. It is my dream too. You can write anywhere in the world now as long as you have a access to a laptop, electricity, and internet. Even a phone will do for a simple writing. Go for it!



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knnon

I haven't honestly done this but I've seen a lot of people doing it. I don't think I can work knowing there are strangers who might try and take a peek at my screen, or having all that talk all around me. I prefer the comforts of home when I work. I need the option to roll around on my bed or on the floor when I'm stuck with my writing.



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Bravosi

Oddly enough, few weeks ago I never even bothered sitting in a coffee shop to work. Now, under the changing circumstances I began to do so. Usually it's once a week, because sometimes I just get coffee and rush back to the house to do the job I have.



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Jeane

I don't do much work in coffee shops because I can't do much work as long as there is any kind of noise in the background. Since most of them here tend to play some music for their customers, that would be a distraction I couldn't stand.

Nonetheless I occasionally check and respond to emails while I'm in a coffee shop.



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rose61

I've never done any writing in a coffee shop.There is a lot of distraction.I do my work either at home or school.



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ballyhara

I know right? I found it super distractive too, and that's why when my friends used to make coffee shop appointments for study or work, we always ended up tasting all the snacks, and drinking lots of coffee, tea, and smoothies. Also, there's so much chit chat there, and I never get 100 % focus on whatever I'm doing.



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Steve5

That's really funny. I guess it works for those who are by themselves. Having friends along with you will certainly prove difficult. You might enjoy yourself too much and end up losing precious time.

That's why choosing what works best for us is the way to go.



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ballyhara

Maybe that's true, maybe it works better when you're by yourself. You can order some coffee, put on your earphones, and dedicate to your job in a different environment. But in my case, it's impossible to focus with a bunch of friends there, and as you say, we invest long hours trying to make chatting, having coffee, and working at the same time.



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Steve5

That's right. Being alone helps a lot with focusing on your work. You're able to keep working on your tasks with less distractions.

I've also read that some people are more active when there's coffee nearby. I'm sure the scent perks people's mood.



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ballyhara

Hahaha, I don't know if it's just the scent, or all the caffeine that people have there. But certainly, you can see people way more active in those places. Also, almost everything you can have as a snack involves sugar, and that's another reason why people get hyper, burning all that sugar while working and chatting.



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amelia88

I like working in coffee shops from time to time. It can be a nice change of scenery and the coffee shops near me also have free WiFi so it’s convenient to get some work done there. Plus, being able to get a coffee while I’m there gives me the caffeine boost to get stuff done!



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Franzel2oo

I find that, writing in spaces that are hoke or close to home work best for me. I'm not fund of packing up my tools and going out to public places to write. As a matter of fact, I prefer working in solitude; no people, no sound. It helps me focus on the things and people that matter for my story or whatever I'm writing at the moment. The ones in my head and the world they live in.



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hstinscdln

Last year, I do most of my works in coffee shops than at home. They have a calming environment that I am able to concentrate and focus on my writing. I usually only do my work at home during nights because it is the most peaceful time of the day with no noise and distractions to catch my attention. There are times that I get sleepy and tend to fall asleep as I do my work. That is where the problem arise. If I am to do all of my work at night, I would be lacking of time to complete everything. That is how coffee shops help me. I do my works there during mornings, noon, and afternoons.



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ballyhara

Back when I was in college, my friends used to make work/study appointments at coffee shops, and we used to take our books and laptops there to do homework, projects, or just to get to a group decision about a topic. But honestly, everybody knew we were going there to have coffee, and get away from college routine, more than to study or work. You still can see people here working on coffee shops, but let's face it, they're there for the coffee or the snack hahaha.



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NerdIndeed

If the coffee shop is usually empty, I might work over there. The thing is that I can't work in a noisy environment as I easily get distracted by things. I find the people, who work on their laptops at coffee shops cool though.



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teremisuu

I sometimes work in a coffee shop, especially when I realize that I have already spent too much time at home and that my brain needs a change of scenery. Coffee shops may not work for others, but personally the thing that I like about a coffee shop is when I am with other strangers who are also trying to finish work. They sort of give me a sense of teamwork, as they remind me that I am not alone and we all have deadlines to meet. I also love coffee, too, so that is a plus.

Of course, you have to choose the right coffee shop. Some coffee shops are noisy and are not conducive for productivity. Find one where you feel at home, but not to the point that you end up wanting to stay there forever as coffee from outside is so expensive.



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mhingnhormz

How much of your work take place in a coffee shop: In my case I'm usually bring my work in any public places because I can easily distract in many thaing around me. I can't focus on what I am doing, My attention are more active in my sorrounding than my task that need to be done. I prefer to do work in a private or more quite place than coffee shop.



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gutzman

Well if I have to relax and it's very stressful to work at home, I don't mind going outside to breath some fresh air. Also, most of the coffee shops have this distinct smell which is very relaxing not to mention that the background and place is nice. If this isn't possible, because it's costly, I would go to the park where there are trees to give shade and fresh air.



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jpk0007

Actually i dont think i can ever work in a coffee shop even if it is not bustling with customers. i usually prefer to work in the calm environment of my home or office. For me coffee shops are more like a place to hangout and meet old friends and have chats and discussions while having the coffee. Even if i try to concentrate and work in a coffee shop,the temptation to speak with the people around me will not let me work for a long time.



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JBeleren

I am not a coffee drinker but have once brought my work in a coffee shop. It is different for each person and each has their own preference. After that one time experience I have never tried it again. I was not able to concentrate most of the time because of the busy place. Whereas my sister and her husband thrive in that kind of environment. My sister even turns the TV on if she is working at home because she prefers to have a background noise while working.



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jessie271

Yes, I can relate to you. Sometimes, working at home can be boring especially when it's just the same routine everyday. Freelancers and those who are working home-based sometimes need a change of environment. We also have the need to be around people and not just with our computers or laptop. Besides, we can have more drive to work when working outside like in a coffee shop, for example. Being around nature is good too. It gives you a relaxing and positive vibes.



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esteban123

I think that sometimes I could not focused working in a coffee shop because of so much distraction for me, every now and then there are some people rooming around and taking some coffee while working would distract my concentration while I am working on my freelancing sites. I would rather work at home since it is free and doesn't need to make an expense in going to the coffee shop.



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mdayrit

I find working at home more productive than doing it elsewhere. I feel more focused and I am able to finish job faster. I usually go to coffee shol to relax. Just sitting there and drinking coffee while watching people go in and out of the shop.



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rlpzbeermoney

I only go to coffee shops when I'm tired of my home. I want a change of scenery once in a while. I don't mind the noise of coffee shops but I don't do much work either in there. It's more of brainstorming than actually writing. I hate that coffee is very expensive. Like I can't justify spending $4 on a single cup of coffee just to stay an hour in there.



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ballyhara

That's a good point. Some times, specially when you're a freelancer, work can get into monotony. And in my case, that my family distracts me a lot, just because they see me at home, it can get annoying. So, in that moments, a coffee shop certainly looks like a great scape. At least is a way to change your environment for a while.



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