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6 Reasons to Work from the Beach

With more companies directing staff to work from home while we wait out COVID-19, we know where you’d rather be—working from the beach! In fact, if you have to work you might as well do it in a place where you’re happiest. And for many, their happy place is at the beach.

Here are our top 6 reasons to work from the beach this year:

Work from the Beach in Destin, FL

When You Participate in Zoom Meetings, You Win for the Best Live Background

Zoom meetings have become the new norm. When you work from the beach, you’ll have the best “LIVE” background right from your balcony. Gather your computer, notes, and a cup of coffee and you’re ready to join the meeting in the comfort of your Destin vacation rental. Note: We recommend wearing earbuds since the sound of waves crashing in the background can make other participants jealous.


After Work Happy Hour = Sunset on the Beach

In fall and winter months, the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida are blessed with the most spectacular sunsets. Those who work from the beach will enjoy being able to walk, bike or ride to the beach and toast the end of a productive day with sand between your toes. As you raise your glass to a vibrant sky of red, pink, orange and gold hues, you’ll recharge your batteries, and gain inspiration and motivation to tackle tomorrow.


When You Feel Stressed & Co-workers Are Making You Crazy Take a Walk on the Beach  

One of the joys of working from home is that when you hang up the phone or end the Zoom meeting, you can release your frustration in private. And when you’re at the beach, you can step out and breathe in the coastal breezes and salty air and let go. Take a 30-minute break and walk the beach or jump in the community or backyard pool and wash away your stress and anxiety. Repeat as necessary between conference calls.

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Mundane Tasks are More Enjoyable with a View

Another great reason to work from the beach is to work with a view. Gazing out the window at the Gulf of Mexico can bring a sense of peace and joy, and even help make the most boring, mundane tasks suddenly feel more enjoyable.

2018 Beach Path

A change of Scenery Inspires Creativity

Not only is it more enjoyable doing mundane tasks with a view, but the change of scenery will inspire creativity. Professor Kimberly Elsbach, who studies workplace psychology at the University of California, found that people are more creative when they change their environments. She told NPR, "staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking. It’s also detrimental to doing the rumination that’s needed for ideas to percolate and gestate and allow a person to arrive at an ‘aha’ moment.”  


Working from the Beach is Healthy

The beach reduces your blood pressure and encourages healthy lifestyles. The best way to absorb Vitamin D is from the sun in UVB form and vitamin D is important for a variety of bodily functions, including the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. In addition, exposure to the sun has also been known to increase endorphins and prevent some autoimmune diseases. Therefore, working from the beach can help you achieve your financial and health goals!

Reading Desk with a milion dollar view

Ready to Work from the Beach?

With complimentary WiFi and many options for private homes and Gulf-front condominiums overlooking the beach, it is easy to find the perfect new location to work from home (aka the beach). View our full collection of Destin vacation rentals here. Check out options at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort here and Jade East Towers here.  As an added bonus, check out our Beach Office special offer* and save 10% on your stay! 

See you @ the beach!


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