Do you feel unsuccessful because you feel like you have to rush through your day to make sure you get everything done? Do you stress over having to sit in traffic each morning for a 9-5 job that doesn’t quite complete you? I, like many other entrepreneurs, have found a few ways to make daily stressors more manageable.
I wanted to do something I loved and I knew I would be taking a big risk if I wanted to pull it off. I knew that to do so, I had to work when I felt the most productive, but I don’t feel the most productive when I wake up at 6 am to fight traffic, work all day, and then fight traffic again on the way home.
When I decided to quit my 9-5 job and go out on my own, I traded in the typical stressors, for new stressors of my own. But because I was used to the 9-5 mindset, I found myself even more stressed, because I was using both my new and old way of thinking.
Sunday here in Nashville was so gloomy, and I was feeling a little claustrophobic in my home office because I was not able to work outside and enjoy the sunshine. I felt really down – but then I remembered – I AM A FREE AGENT! I didn’t have to get to bed by 10 pm to get rest before my week started.
I needed an escape to clear my mind, so I decided to escape my stressor, and work from an eclectic tin roof tiny house about 25 minutes outside of the city.
The Tiny House was great!
The sound of the raindrops on the tin roof was therapeutic, It had wifi, and all the comforts of home but without all of the clutter! Because I was away from my daily stressors, like the laundry piled on my chair, (we all know, and have “that chair!”) I was able to focus on a project and finished my work around 11 pm. Because I was able to open up some free time, I WATCHED MOVIES All night! Freedom!
I woke up feeling more refreshed than ever, after sleeping in the short 2-foot loft. With my extra energy, I decided to head to a local state park, and enjoyed a two-hour beautiful hike in the sun and by the water!
After returning home, not only do I feel recharged and motivated, but I am also full of new ideas because I broke from my daily routine, and was inspired by my new surroundings.
When you are stuck in a rut, find a way to get out of it, and start driving to that exit at full throttle! Seek your dreams and you will never work a day in your life!
The best part about Tiny Houses –
They won't break your budget!
I only paid $80 night for this particular location, and it was by far better than a hotel. My biggest word of advice is to be sure to bring your own food and drinks because everyone else there was working 9-5 including the restaurants! haha!
If you think you could benefit from getting away and working in a tiny house, here are some other tips I recommend:
FOOD AND DRINK – THERE IS A GRILL— USE IT!
IF IT’S RAINING, BRING MOVIES!
PLAN TO EAT OUTSIDE ON THE CUTE PATIO
USE YOUR PHONE FLASHLIGHT IF YOU DONT WANT TO PACK ONE
IF SUMMER PACK A SWIMSUIT TO LAY IN THE HAMMOCK
PLAN TO TAKE SHORT SHOWERS AND …FOR THE RESTROOM TURN MUSIC ON FOR BATHROOM PRIVACY (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN)
BRING MATCHES if you have more than one person there!
BRING HIKING OR OUTSIDE SHOES
BE Prepared to sleep in a small space!
DON’T HAVE TO BRING
HDMI CABLE (this will never happen in a hotel!)
ANYTHING NEEDED TO COOK – THEY HAVE IT ALL
BOARD games – they are included so you don’t get BORED!
THERE IS A FRIDGE AND FULL-SIZE STOVE IN THIS LITTLE HOUSE, but don’t assume they will all have one!
Assume that a tiny home means little space! This tiny home Sleeps FOUR! Two have to climb a ladder to sleep in a loft, and two get a futon. Maybe if you win the Nashville-opoly Game you get your choice! and DO NOT WORRY, JUST RELAX!