The best thing about working remotely is that you can work from anywhere. The worst thing about working remotely… Well, the same. You have so many choices, yet, it can be so difficult to make the decision! When you’re at home, you get easily distracted by your pets, your family, your dirty dishes, basically everything around you. When you’re at the office, your coffee breaks turn into a three-hour chat with your favorite colleague. It’s too crowded and your focus is nowhere to be found. Is there anything in between? Yes! Coworking spaces are exactly what you’re looking for!
Organizing your own time
A coworking space gives you more freedom than sitting in your office for many reasons. You can eat or drink while doing your research or take as many breaks as you like. Your boss isn’t around to look over your shoulder every five minutes so you don’t have to pretend you haven’t been staring at your laptop for half an hour doing nothing, with your thoughts elsewhere. You can work like crazy for two hours because you’re feeling inspired and then take a long break. Maybe nighttime isn’t the best option for you when you’re working from home because of your partner or your kids, but there are coworking spaces that are open 24/7. Being able to organize your own working hours is fantastic and will definitely help you become more productive.
You’re a decent person, but high temperatures during summer make it really hard to find a suitable outfit for work. Too short, too transparent, too… everything. Coworking spaces don’t care about how you’re dressed, so you can go work in whatever you feel comfortable in and not worry about being called inappropriate. It’s highly unlikely someone will even notice you – everyone is busy with their work.
Meeting new people
Chances are you’re going to meet people who are similar to you. They are also remote workers or freelancers, they may even have the same job as you and this will give you a great opportunity to make some new connections, exchange experiences and get a piece of advice on something you’re stuck with. Talking with people from your field and other areas of expertise will give you new, valuable insight and inspire you to work harder and be more creative.
Less expensive start for your business
Coworking spaces aren’t necessarily reserved for freelancers. Maybe you have a small team and you’re trying to develop your business. You still don’t have sufficient funds to rent an office and set it up, but you need to meet with your time to hold meetings and brainstorm. Coworking spaces are a perfect way to start – they are affordable, very office-like and will provide you with better networking and connectivity with people around you.