If youre anything like me, you are NOT looking forward to the idea of losing an hour of sleep next week. I mean seriously, whos bright idea was this, and where can I find them? I promise I just want to chat… 🙂 Anyway, regardless of who’s to blame for the disturbance of our peace we all know that the upcoming time change can be challenging, especially for remote workers. Losing an hour of daylight can disrupt sleeping patterns and throw off circadian rhythms, leading to feelings of fatigue, disorientation and lack of motivation. Luckily, there is a cost effective, economically sound, and flexible solution that has been created specifically for you called Coworking! Coworking spaces can offer several benefits that can help workers acclimate to the time change and maintain their productivity. By the end of this article, you will be equipped with my pro tips on ways you should be utilizing your local coworking space to spring forward like a boss!
One of the primary benefits of coworking spaces is the flexibility they offer. Most coworking spaces offer various membership levels that allow members to access the space 24/7, which means members can adjust their schedules to accommodate the time change. In other words, if they need to come in earlier to make up for the lost hour, you can do so without any problem. Many spaces also offer memberships by the day, week, month, and year giving members the freedom to chose which plans work for them thus making this not only a flexible option, but also a cost effective one for most parties.
Coworking spaces are typically designed to maximize natural light, which can, in turn, help workers adjust to the time change more quickly. Exposure to sunlight can help regulate the body’s internal clock and promote healthy sleep patterns. Coworking spaces often have large windows and open floor plans that let in plenty of natural light, which can help workers feel more energized and alert thus leading to a direct, positive impact on your productivity.
The time change can be a stressful time for remote workers, but coworking spaces can provide a supportive environment where they are able to connect with others who are going through similar situations. Coworking spaces are often filled with like-minded professionals who are eager to collaborate and support one another. Remember to utilize your fellow coworking community, and slack channels to share tips on how to adjust to the time change and dont be afraid to jump in and offer your own words of encouragement to help get each other through those seemingly-endless days.
Many coworking spaces offer wellness resources that are included in your membership to help workers stay healthy and productive. For example, some spaces have yoga or meditation classes that can help workers reduce stress and improve their sleep. Others offer healthy snacks or on-site gyms that can help workers stay energized and focused throughout the day. Remember to be on the lookout for these types of wellness amenities when you start the search for your next office space as you never know when burnout will strike.
Finally, coworking spaces offer private spaces where workers can focus on their work without distractions. Private offices, phone booths, and meeting rooms provide a quiet, distraction-free environment where workers can stay focused and productive. This can be especially helpful during the time change when workers (and or their WFH coworkers ie kids, pets, and those noisy neighbors) may be feeling more tired and easily distracted.
In conclusion, coworking spaces can be a great resource for workers who are looking to adjust to the upcoming time change. With their flexible hours, natural light, social support, wellness resources, and private spaces, coworking spaces can help workers maintain their productivity and well-being during this challenging time.
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