Working from home might seem ideal to anyone who’s never done it before. However, anyone who has worked from home can tell you that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Sure you might think it sounds great to sit on your bed eating bon bons and getting all your work done wearing sweatpants and a messy bun, but that’s a lot easier said than done.
The number one issue most people have with working from home is getting going in the morning, and staying on task throughout the day.
There are a ton of things to distract you in your own home. From your netflix account, to the snacks in the fridge, to the comfort of your bed, there are so many different ways to get pulled away from your work. It can be tough to find and keep the motivation throughout the day when you’re surrounded by the conveniences of home.
And we’re not just saying that, the proof is in the fact that so many people work from local coffee shops. The reason that people do this is because they know that it’s hard to get motivated from home. They probably have everything they need to work at home, including a private wifi connection, but they still choose to work from an outside location because leaving their house puts their brain into work mode. It also has the added benefit of helping you come out of work mode when it’s time to head home to spend time with your loved ones.
When you combine your work and home into one place, it can negatively affect the relationships you have as well. You might have a tougher time separating your work life from your personal. Just think about how great it feels to walk into your home at the end of a long day at work. That feeling comes from knowing that you’re in a place that doesn’t require you to work hard or answer emails. Working from home takes that feeling away in a sense.
Coworking spaces are a perfect solution for all of these issues. Let’s say you own a business, or work as a contract employee. You need a place to work because of all the pitfalls of working from home that we just listed. However, you can’t afford to rent out an entire office suite, and even if you can, why would you? As someone who runs their own business, you have to be smart with your money, not just spend it because you have it. Renting an entire office suite is simply a waste of funds. Renting a coworking space provides you with a designated desk, quiet working area, tons of perks, and networking opportunities that could end up changing your business for the better. You can use it whenever you need it, and get that feeling of “leaving work at work” at the end of the day again. Coworking is the absolute best solution for anyone who has the freedom to work from home, but doesn’t want to deal with the downsides.