Entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners alike, all share one main thing in common; they spend a lot of time working autonomously. While this can be great for getting things done (if you’re that way inclined), working solo for long periods of time can make things pretty tough if you don’t get the balance right. Mental health is a popular reason many people turn to co-working spaces to get the job done. Here are three reasons why joining a co-working space might be the best thing you do for your mental health.
Getting out of your home office and rubbing shoulders with like-minded individuals is one of the most common reasons people join co-working spaces. Human connection is integral to taking the reins on your mental health, and something you just can’t get working from your bedroom. Feeling a part of a community where you can help others and get support in return, is ultimately invaluable in looking after yourself, and in staying motivated to make your business the best it can be.
Ha! Routine we hear you say, entrepreneurs don’t follow routine. Oh but they can, and they do. Being a part of a co-working space gets you out of the door on time, and gets your head switched in to business gear when it’s ‘go’ time. Too much free reign can be crippling to productivity, and a bit of routine can help steer you away from that. Plus having a dedicated space to work from can help you separate ‘casual you’ from ‘professional you’. This routine is integral in shutting off, getting enough sleep, and enjoying a work/life balance.
Remembering why you’re out on your own and in a position where you’re the CEO, Marketing Manager, and Janitor, all at once, 7 days a week – is fundamental to getting out of bed every day. Working for yourself is probably one of the most challenging things you’ve ever attempted, and sometimes it gets pretty hard to roll with the punches. There’s not much like the ideas (both fails and successes), the opportunities, the energy, and the pure drive, that contagiously gets its way around a co-working space to help you stay invigorated. Understanding your purpose and feeling like you’re working towards something bigger than you is the key to dealing with bad days and helping your mind stay on track.
Are you in the wedding industry in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, or surrounds? The above points have you nodding your head along? Come and join us at The Wedding Social Co. We’d love to get to know you.