Productivity is key when coliving. If you stay on track and get your work done quickly, it means you’re going to have more time to explore your surroundings and get to know your coliving community. Are you worried about not being able to be productive in your new coliving digs? Here are 6 tips to help you stay on track:
Create a Routine
Whether you’re working abroad, in a coliving space, or even just in a traditional office, creating a routine and sticking to a schedule will help you optimize your time and work more efficiently. If you fail to create a plan, you’ll find yourself wasting valuable time or even having to work when you had something more exciting planned. Simple tricks like waking up at the same time every day, blocking off time to hyper-focus on more intensive tasks, and sticking to a plan or to-do list will help you stay focused and on track.
Set a Schedule
Coliving boasts tons of unique benefits but if you don’t prioritize your work and devise a plan, there may also be a few costly distractions. Setting a schedule will help you divide your time so you can make your work a priority while still allocating time to get to know your coliving community and experience your surroundings. A schedule will also help those in the shared living space know when it’s appropriate to reach out and engage with you. If they know that you need to put your head down and get work done every morning, they will be less apt to distract you or reach out during that period.
The best part about coliving is the community of like-minded people that you immediately gain access to when you move in. Coliving provides you with the opportunity to forge life-long friendships while connecting with kindred spirits. In order to remain productive, you may need to set boundaries with your coliving community. If you’re working on a tight deadline, don’t be afraid to let your coliving community know. If you have to dedicate a certain amount of time every day to get work done, make sure you convey it to your coliving community so everyone’s on the same page.
Take Frequent Breaks
When you set your own schedule, it becomes really easy to get carried away with your work. As a result, you may find yourself forgetting to take breaks or unable to prioritize rest or even fun. When you create your routine and set your schedule, make sure to allocate time towards yourself. If you need to rest, take the time to relax. If you want to explore your surroundings and meet new people, make sure to make it a priority. Taking frequent breaks and creating a balanced schedule that includes breaks will also help you stay inspired and motivated. You can work happily knowing you’re coming up on a break that might even lead to an epic adventure!
Make Exercise a Priority
For freelancers or remote workers, it's nothing to spend hours on end hunched over a computer meaning it's extremely important to set daily reminders to get up and move your body. Not only will exercising regularly help you stay fit, and in shape, but it will also help eliminate neck and back pain while you work, resulting in less frequent distractions and a more positive work experience. Getting rid of all of your extra energy will also help you stay focused and productive when it’s time to get some work done.
Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People
The beauty of coliving is having the opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded people that share your same philosophies, passions, and expertise. If you’ve hit a roadblock on your most recent project or need a brainstorming buddy to work through a complicated problem, consider reaching out to someone in your coliving community. Nothing hinders productivity more than feeling stuck and coliving provides you access to brilliant minds and creative thinkers that can help you work through your problems.
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