In his masterpiece The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann writes “Time, they say, is water from the river Lethe, but alien air is a similar drink; and if its effects are less profound, it works all the more quickly.”
In more contemporary language, even though profound impact on the human condition is a power typically ascribed to the passage of time, a change of venue offers less dramatic but more immediate results. And you can prove this to yourself at any time - and it will feel like magic.
If you have a project or even a small task that you find yourself avoiding, to get it done simply move. Get up and move to a different chair, a different room, a different place. The further you go, the greater the magic.
According to freelancer Jillian Richardson in this Quartz article, not only does she seek get energized by a change of scenery but thanks to the variety of coworking options in New York, she can change it up whenever she is looking for a different vibe.
If you haven’t tried coworking yet, it’s the easiest possible way to test the theory. Coworking centers offer business-friendly yet casual environments where you can focus, huddle, or mingle as your day’s to-do list may require. They have copy and print equipment, internet, coffee, staff, conference rooms, and a community of independent workers. Most centers will even let you try it for free for a day or sign up on a month to month basis, so there is no commitment. So there’s no good reason not to try it, and the upside is the magic.
Cape Cod’s leading coworking facility is CapeSpace in the heart of Hyannis. It features furnished private offices, a bright, beautiful business lounge, meeting rooms, virtual offices, high speed internet, gourmet coffee and an array of business services.