It all depends on what needs to get done, I explained. For me, tasks that need undivided attention for extended periods of time (re-reading a paper for grammar and content edits before publication, for example) require that I get up, get dressed, and head into the office. These tactical and detail-oriented jobs are best done in “head-down work-mode,” which is achieved when I’m sitting at a desk in front of a desktop computer, surrounded by other astutely focused individuals. On the other hand, I prefer to handle tasks that require idea generation and creativity in whatever environment is most comfortable (think sweatpants, a bag of chips, and a big, fluffy couch). The caffeine-induced focus I can reach at a desk and the relaxed mindset I can have in my bedroom are each helpful at certain times—it all depends on what I'm working on.