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How Coworking Helps Remote Workers Stay Motivated

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Ryan Ring

How Coworking Helps Remote Workers Stay Motivated | 580 Executive Center

 

When you tell people you work remote, they probably respond by saying you’re “so lucky” and make a comment about wishing they could work in their PJ’s from the comfort of their couch. In reality, working remote isn’t as easy and fun as it sounds. As someone who actually works from home, you probably know how difficult it can be at times to stay motivated at times. There are so many things in your home that can distract you. It can be especially hard to focus if you have kids or pets, but even if you’re alone, your tv and even the laptop that you work on can interfere with the work tasks you need to complete.

On top of the distractions, it can be difficult to stay motivated simply because your home is the environment you’ve created to relax in. Even if you have a designated area for working, the fact is that you’re at home, and your bed and dining table aren’t far away at any point during the day, and for some reason that can make it difficult to get into the mindset of hard work.

These pitfalls of remote work are probably some of the reasons why a new alternative has been gaining traction in the past few years. That alternative is called coworking, and there are several remote work issues that it solves.

Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared workplace, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office, the people here are usually not employed by the same organization.

 

The first issue coworking spaces solve is that of distraction. While there will always be some sort of distraction around, coworking spaces are dedicated spaces that eliminate many of the things that will interfere with your work day. On top of being away from your bed and your tv, coworking spaces are stocked with everything you need to get work done, so your day isn’t interrupted by having to make a trip to the store, or the nearest cafe for a refill on your latte. The coworking space you choose should provide all the supplies and perks that you might need so that you’re able to sit down, knock some tasks off of your list and not have to worry about anything else.

 

Another issue coworking solves is a lack of motivation. One of the best things you can do to keep your motivation up is having a dedicated office space that you leave your house to visit whenever it’s time to get work done. The act of leaving one space, your home, and going to another space that you only ever go to for work purposes can help your mind prepare for a day of productivity, and help you get a lot more done.

 

Besides solving these two remote work issues, coworking provides the unique opportunity for you to network with other hardworking individuals from different industries. You never know who you might meet in a coworking space, while you’re working on a more casual project, or grabbing a cup of coffee. They could end up being just the person you need to connect with in order to raise your business to the next level.

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