By far my most favorite place to work is in my local Starbucks.
There is something about the smell, the studious environment and the overall ambience that they have there.
Starbucks is set up for computer nerds, and anyone who needs to use technology.
It’s a great place to meet clients and it provides a fantastic opportunity to sit and watch the “traffic” go by or just to sit and relax in a living room type of environment.
Blogging, as much as I love it, can be a lonely job.
It’s lonely work where you generally work with the words in your head and occasionally have a conversation with others who are doing similar things in life as you.
Being able to talk to others online through Facebook, snapchat or twitter are all nice and fun but when it comes down to it, being in the presence of real humans is by far something that we all must need at a very innate level.
Humans are social animals.
It’s in our genes.
We are not meant to be isolated and content with it except for during certain times in life.
Even the most tribal of all people follow this basic principal of social animals. They seek each other for support.
At it’s most instinctual level it’s for finding help getting food and reproduction.
There is power in number in all things in life. Even as a lone blogger, I get inspired by the people I see, hear and yes even sometimes smell at Starbucks.
Our sensory experience to the world is what makes us better writers and bloggers because we can tap into that and share it with others as we write.
It makes us more real.
Trust me, I’ve tried to be completely alone and have sworn off all contact with humans because I was pissed at the world for being so negative.
What a dummy I was.
I was do the very thing that I hated about humans. I had slipped and became one…probably a creepy one.
I think we all have an innate sense of when someone is in an isolation phase.
Just like animals who find quiet places to get through pain and fear, humans do the exact same thing.
We seek isolation and quiet places when we become fearful and overwhelmed. Our bodies seek places where senses are minimal and all we deal with is what is in our heads and hopefully we recover or ailments by giving them such a drastic amount of laser focus.
It’s a place of inspiration. A place to get out and change my normal environment.
It’s a place I can be a spectator of the human animal and yet feel the connection as we all sit back and enjoy a study session on the wood grain tables with the distinct smell of warm coffee diffusing through the atmosphere.
Yeah..sure, I can set up my home to be something similar but inspiration does not come from stagnant waters and I want to make waves.
Starbucks is one of the things that helps me make more waves.
Try changing your environment every now and then, and make sure you are surrounded with something opposite of what you normally are surrounded by.
Always working in the city?
Try the woods.
Always in your kitchen?
Try a busy little coffee shop.
Open up and expand your experiences in life and you may surprised at how beneficial it will be to you on multiple levels.