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We all want to be successful but to do so you need to be alive and healthy…right? It’s hard to bring your A-game when your body, mind or soul simply can’t go any further. Don’t worry, it’s happened to all of us – you are not alone. This is where coworking comes in to save the day.
Coworking isn’t just good for your business. It will help your body, mind and soul get back on track as well. How do those super-successful entrepreneurs always seem so motivated and just plain invincible? It’s simple, they invest in their well-being.
Here’s how coworking will help you both your body and your business thrive:
We all know that lack of sleep only makes us grumpy and unproductive. Lack of sleep can increase stress levels, blood pressure and slows your brain functioning. But why do we toss and turn at night, unable to get some of the good stuff?
When you’re working from home you never truly break away from work. Whether it’s quickly checking your emails before you go to bed or sitting down to finish just that one thing you didn’t get to today, you’re not focussing on relaxing.
Coworking helps you, and your brain, shut down for the day once you step outside the space. It helps you focus on what’s important and get some much needed R&R so that you can carry on again tomorrow.
You are what you eat and right now you’re probably snacking on something unhealthy. According to Ron Friedman from the Harvard Business Review, people who eat less fatty food are more happy, creative and productive than those who do.
Most coworking spaces have healthy snacks readily available, or even better, a cafe. If there’s no temptations lying around, you’ll be forced to take better care of your body. Here at the Nairobi Garage, our members have access to a private kitchen, as well as our in-house cafe where healthy food and amazing coffee is served!
We all know that exercise is necessary to get the creative juices flowing but when last did you go for a walk or simply stand up and do some stretches? In fact, why don’t you stand up and do a minute of stretching right now? We dare you. We’ll be right here when you get back.
Feeling better? Good! Coworking takes this to the next level as you often have to take a walk to the coffee machine, bathroom or meeting room. No more hours on end of sitting in one spot. What’s more, some coworking spaces also offer activities hosted in the space so you don’t have to go to the gym. Like our yoga classes.
Let’s face it, working from a coffee shop or your home office comes with its own challenges. Coffee shops can be really noisy, there aren’t always enough power sockets available and the chairs feel like they’re breaking your back. Working from home comes with its own useless interruptions and let’s be real, internet connections at home aren’t all that stable. All of this means you get less work done, giving you even more to stress about.
Coworking spaces have everything you need to get your work done. An abundance of power sockets, functional furniture, plenty of desk space and high-speed Wi-Fi connections are all readily available.
Humans are designed to connect with others. It’s how we find like-minded people who support us and help us keep on the right track. Social connection not only improves your physical health but also your psychological well-being. People who feel more connected to others also have lower rates of anxiety and depression. Coworking provides you with the opportunity to connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs and freelancers.
There’s nothing that gets your blood-pressure going quite as much as being stuck on a problem. When you’re working from home or in a coffee shop filled with strangers, there’s no one to work it out with. Inevitably, this leads to a downward spiral in motivation and productivity. Before you know it, you’re ready to throw your laptop out the window and call it a day.
A coworking space is the perfect place to get advice for your business. Here you have access to a community of coworkers with varied experiences and skills that can help you frame a particularly tricky problem.
Whether you’re a freelancer or entrepreneur, there’s nothing worse than asking yourself “Why am I even doing this?!” When you’ve isolated yourself from others it becomes difficult to get perspective and see the bigger picture.
With coworking, you’re working with a variety of other people doing different kinds of things. You’ll often find yourself telling people what you do, which will help you remember just how awesome your work is. In turn, this helps you build your own work-identity.
What’s more, you’ll find meaning from working in a space where the norm is to help each other out, and there are many opportunities to do so. The variety of people in a coworking space means that coworkers have unique skill sets that they can provide to other community members.
Want to work in a space that helps your body and business thrive? Book a tour today and try our space out for yourself!