I have developed an allergy to working from my bedroom… which is slowly evolving into an allergy to working from my house. That already has evolved from working from somewhere that doesn’t involve a short commute. If I don’t move, I feel terrible, physically and mentally!
I agree, working from coffee shops can be a hassle: I’d save so much money on coffee if I could work from home sometimes without feeling the anxiety of not being outside. My team often complains about the noise coming from our Skype calls, it’s hard to predict when a bunch of school kids will be seating next to you.
Yes, going to the bathroom without worrying about your stuff getting stolen is a concern. True, all of this adds a layer of extra planning that I don’t need: where willI work from tomorrow? I know it can’t be home unless I absolutely have a reason to stay inside.
So to answer your question, I guess it depends on your personality. I just can’t stand to work where I sleep, but I envy the people who aren’t so clinical about this. Luckily, I can drink 5 or 6 coffees per day and I’m not distracted at all by loud environments
But that’s how I am. I need to adapt to what my mind is asking for.
I’ll give you this, though: when it’s raining like hell on a Monday morning… I’ll probably work from my bedroom quite happily.