I have to admit, when I first decided to start my own business and work from home, I very much was looking forward to the freedom I would have with my time. And yes, absolutely this was the case – along with many other benefits such as avoiding traffic and being able to spend more time with my kids.
But I soon realised that working from home wasn’t all it cracked up to be. There are many distractions that a procrastinating mind like mine needs to put blinkers on to, like the 6-pack of beers in the fridges chill zone and Fifi the yapping Poodle next door.
But what I realised before anything else, was how much I would miss human interaction. Not just the ability to have a chat with someone, but also the ability to bounce ideas off and get inspiration from.
So when I came across this article in the Harvard Business Review, it really struck a chord – so much in fact that when the opportunity came up for me to work at a coworking space, I had no hesitation in grabbing my 6-pack from the fridge, giving Fifi the bird and starting my new role at CoWork Me, St Kilda.
I encourage any of you thinking of working at a co-work space to read this article titled “Coworking Is Not About Workspace — It’s About Feeling Less Lonely“. After giving that a read, get in contact with us – we’ll be more than happy to show you around and give you a trial day, so you can determine if coworking is for you – I can almost guarantee it is.