Catch Me at the Cool (Coworking) Table
There is no denying that the shift to remote working has benefits and downsides. While WFH’ing has many amenities, it also includes the never-ending distractions that seem to always be knocking on the door (or barking to be let outside). So, it’s no surprise that coworking spaces are a tempting alternative. These environments offer socialization and flexibility, along with a set routine that many feel are lacking in their home spaces. Whether your work set up is an official home office, a kitchen table, or a backyard hammock, happiness and productivity are at the heart of it. Here are some tips on how to be the coolest person in your workspace, whatever and wherever that may be. We won’t judge.
Focus on Work/Life Balance
One of the greatest benefits of coworking spaces is the electric energy in the air. Being surrounded by other hardworking professionals creates an exciting and motivating environment, which can drive you to do better and be better. Be sure to create focus time to allow your productivity to flourish. When you are passionate about your career, it can be easy to burn yourself out. These scheduled focus blocks help train your brain to be efficient and find balance.
Don’t Forget to Break
Yep, you need to focus…but you also need downtime to let your brain recharge. Research shows a 17-minute break every 52 minutes fights fatigue. So, remember that your breaks are as essential as your morning coffee – make it part of your everyday routine. Schedule time to step away from your task-at-hand and be energized by fellow workers. You may find others that need a mini brain-break at the same time and that could spark endless ideas. One of the many benefits of coworking is the ability to network, and who knows where these connections could lead.
Turn It Up
Working alongside other passionate people means you might encounter noise and distractions you weren’t anticipating. While the charismatic spirit of others can be inviting, you are at your coworking space to actually work. So, when it’s time to focus, grab your headphones and get ready to rock. Create a dedicated work playlist. You know which tunes contribute to the work you need to accomplish. Jazz tunes for extremely focused work? Funky fresh ditties for brainstorming? Rock ballads for just plain TCB? If you don’t have your own playlist, feel free to borrow ours. Having a great soundtrack pushes you to finish your checklist and your headphones are a sign to others that you are in your zone.