Being a one person business that works from home can get boring at times. Although I am very structured with my home vs. work life, it doesn’t mean that I never wake up and have those days where I need to get out of the house and am not motivated. I think whether we’re in an office or at home, we all can relate and agree that everyone has those days. The question is, how do we get out of that feeling and re-motivate ourselves? To me, the answer is easy.
How To Get Re-Motivated
For me, the answer to the above question is easy because I’ve broken this feeling down into easy steps.
Step 1: Respect and accept the feeling. Don’t feel about yourself that you’re not feeling motivated that day. No one does, even when you love your job. It’s NORMAL.
Step 2: Step outside of your everyday work environment. You can work while doing this. Whether it’s for a long walk or if it’s completely changing your location for the day — step outside of your office box and hit refresh.
Step 3: Find alternative places that you can work from that you do feel inspired by. Thankfully for me, Los Angeles is filled with these type of places and I feel so grateful for it. From coffee shops, to park or communal work places there is a place for everyone to get their work done in an inspiring way.
Five Inspiring Work Spaces In Los Angeles
A while ago I did a post on my favorite coffee shops to work from in Los Angeles, but I’ve updated my list to five new (for the most part) locations. These are my top five alternative work places right now.
Restoration Hardware – something I’ve loved since I was little is design. Whether it was designing imaginary clothing or redesigning my dream bedroom in my head, I’ve always loved design. It’s something my mom and I have in common. We both love creating beautiful spaces which is why I love working from Restoration Hardware. If you aren’t familiar, Restoration Hardware has some of the most beautiful furniture and talented designers, and they have an incredibly inspiring work space / park on the rooftop of their flagship location. It’s one of those places you go to when you need to peace and quiet plus inspiration.
Tom’s Coffee – I wrote about this in my previous post, but Tom’s is still one of my favorites. In the back of this small coffee shop / retail store is the cutest backyard area with stadium seating. It is so cute.
WeWork – There are WeWork campus’ all over Los Angeles now (and the country) and it is genius. It’s a way for small businesses to have a place to work without having the expense or commitment of their own office and a long term lease. WeWork is also a great way to connect with other people that are just like you for a reasonable monthly price.
Verve Coffee – Verve Coffee on Melrose is somewhere I love working from in Los Angeles. Make sure you go early though because it can get super busy and you want to make sure to get a good seat. They have great food, though!
Blue Bottle – Blue Bottle’s clean minimalist approach to everything is what I love about working there. They don’t have WiFi which some may not like but I love it. It’s quiet and inspiring and a perfect place to get work done…plus their oat milk is the absolute best!