A good work-life balance is important to your well being. As freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners it is sometimes difficult to achieve this. Joining a coworking space will help you achieve more balance in your life.
1. You can leave work, at work.
When we spend all our time in the same environment, it can be hard to create good mental boundaries around work. These mental boundaries are essential to creating a work-life balance. Having a separate space that is just for working helps create those boundaries. If that space is outside the home, it’s even better; walking past your home office won’t make you feel guilty about the work that needs to be done if you work in a separate space. A coworking space can help you set and maintain healthy boundaries around your work, something many entrepreneurs struggle to do.
2. Socialize with coworkers
Having social time at work is one of the perks of a 9-5 that some freelancers and small business owners miss out on when they start their business. That sense of community is vital in maintaining a work-life balance. Joining a coworking space can create that same community in a low-stress way. When you become a member of a coworking space, you become part of the community, and as you become a regular, those interactions start to become part of your daily work life.
3. Create a routine
Creating a routine is essential for work-life balance.
Having a routine removes stress and uncertainty form your life and lets you get work done. Once you have your routine going you’ll get your work done more efficiently and give you more time to spend with friends and family or relaxing. Having a place to go where everything you need to run your business can help create that routine since you won’t be interrupted by inconveniences like running out of printer ink or not having coffee.
4. Avoid Distractions
Leaving the house let’s you leave distractions behind. Avoiding interruptions by chores or questions that “will only take a minute”, means you don’t loose focus and time getting back in the zone. Your work will be done on time and you will have time do the things you want to do.
5. Be Present in the Moment
Being present in the moment is vital for work-life balance. Mindfulness reduces stress and overall well-being. By creating and delineating separate areas of your life, you can be more present at the moment and not be worrying about future problems or things that you can’t fix right now.