A lot of times, I feel like I need a change of scenery in order to write. I can’t just sit down in one place for too long and work at the same time. That doesn’t include just hanging around the house either. Even when I go to my local coffee shop and try to brainstorm ideas, I often feel the need to leave after a while to refresh my brain.
A while ago, I was sitting in the cafe for two hours scratching my head for something new to write about. I was friends with the baristas and I was a regular there. It was odd because the first several times I came here, I was brimming with ideas to write about. Now, it was becoming increasingly more difficult. It was like the magic of the store was gone.
That’s when I realized that the store hadn’t changed at all. I was the one who had changed. I was becoming too comfortable with the place, and I knew I needed somewhere new to go. I started going to different cafes and I felt like I was able to think again.
I learned a lot about myself that day. I learned the importance of how the little things in life can make all the difference between a productive day and an unproductive one.
Here are some places I like to go to and write in peace.
#1. Cafes and Coffee shops
Places like Starbucks or other local places have always been a popular place for students and writers. The environment is usually quite peaceful and the music is generally relaxing.
This is quickly becoming my new favorite place. Not only is it free, it’s also very dynamic. I get to be outside rather than spending all day inside of a building. I like to have a small picnic as I lay down and feel inspired to write something new.
The library might be the first place you think of when you want a place to sit and write. Not only are you surrounded by books, you’re also guaranteed (for the most part) peace and quiet since the generic rule of all libraries is to work quietly.
#4. College Campuses
I really like this one. Being around other like-minded individuals like yourself will have a positive effect on your writing mentality. It’s just nice to know that a lot of these students are also in the process of having to write an essay or two on their studies.
#5. Bookstores (e.g. Barnes and Noble)
This is becoming a popular option for me because I just like being around others who are also reading and learning. A lot of bookstores have lounge areas or coffee shops that are for sitting down to read and write.
#6. An Empty Classroom
This is for the ones who are in school. If you have a teacher who doesn’t mind you staying alone in the classroom, I really think you can generate some great ideas here. You’ll naturally have a thinking mentality from being inside a classroom and you won’t have the nuisances of those loud obnoxious students spying or speaking as you write.
Do you have a special place that you go to and write? Share below in the comments and let me and others know!