Since becoming a freelance graphic designer, nearly two years ago I have worked from my home office but with the birth of my second son and a two year old who is getting loader by the day, it was finally time to find my own space.
Like most people you who work from home, you soon become used to not having a commute and all the comforts of your own home at arms reach but with this come distraction and the tendency of never being able to switch off.
The Benefits of Leaving the Home Office
So I have moved ten minutes down the road to an office in Motor City here in Dubai. It keeps my commute nice and easy, gives me more space, a professional working environment with more daily interaction with people outside my personal life and it’s great base for my clients to come and see me, which as a big bonus, as most freelancers will know, having to travel to meeting can really eat in to your day.
It has also given me a much better work life balance as I’m more focused to get my work done in the office and leave it there, meaning I can spend better quality time with my wife a kids.
For any freelancers who are working from home, I highly recommend finding your own space and giving it a go. I found my new desk space by posting a shoutout on Facebook but there are shared workspaces opening in cities throughout the world.