April is Stress Awareness Month. We have all seen the many studies on stress and its negative effects on the mind and body. Stress can be caused by any number of reasons, and nobody is immune to it, but one of the main contributors is our work.
Here are a few ways that utilizing a coworking space may help reduce stress in your professional life.
Eliminate a Long Commute
Nothing can wreck your day more than a stressful, long commute. When you’re worried about running late your stress level is through the roof, while your mood is down in the dumps. Don’t start your day on a bad note. Investigate a local coworking space in your area and take your commute out of the equation.
Take a Break from Your Office Mates
Chances are you spend more of your waking hours with the people you work with than your friends or family. Spending too much time with anyone can lead to tension or unnecessary stress. We all need a break sometimes, and coworking can provide you an outlet to get your work done in a completely new environment. Not to mention, you’ll have a chance to meet new people!
Work On Your Own Time
We’re all adults here. Can we forget traditional working hours?
You’re a professional who takes pride in their work, and will hit your deadlines no matter the hours it takes. Many coworking spaces allow for flexible hours that allow you to work on your own schedule without missing out on other important commitments. This flexibility frees you up to take care of extraneous priorities before they too become stress-causers!
Have you had a positive experience at a coworking space? Tell us about it in the comments.