- No need to commute to the office (some extra hours added to your weekly budget!)
- No distractions by people rocking up to you in the office and distracting you
- Joining zoom calls in your tracky bottoms (cos, after all - no one could see you from the waist down)
- All our pets love us being at home (and we loved being with them!) ……to name but a few perks!
But, after a while, it can get a bit lonely and harder to motivate yourself. In Buffer’s 2023 survey on the State of Remote Working as well as highlighting some real positives about working remotely, it also looked at what people struggled with.
Some of the biggest challenges included staying at home too often, loneliness and a lack of motivation and focus.
Often these challenges and struggles can have a detrimental effect on our mental health, productivity and physical health.
During the first COVID-19 lock down I struggled with back pain as I didn’t have an ergonomic chair at home. I also put on weight because I hardly left the house and had my fridge and kitchen cupboard on hand when I was bored and wanted to distract myself with food.
Don’t get me wrong, there are also benefits from working from home - I was more productive finding it easier to get ‘into the zone’ and focus on more demanding projects. We have two dogs, so they were great company and a good excuse to go for a walk after lunch!
However, once we were out of lock-down, I enjoyed the hybrid way of working, spending some time at home, but also at least once a week in the office or finding somewhere I could be surrounded by others either in a cafe, library, or coworking space.
If these themes resonate with you, or you are in a similar predicament, come and check out Basestation for coworking. We are happy to give you a tour of our space or come and join us on one of our *Open Days (the second Thursday of the month) and try coworking for free*.
Our next open day will be Thursday 8th February.
Come and visit us - Basestation, 148 Durham Street, Tauranga, we are open from 8:30am - 5pm weekdays.