Working from home is the future and more event professionals are choosing to work remotely every day. While working from home comes with its amazing benefits, including increased focus and more freedom over your schedule, it also comes with its downsides. One major one being that it’s really easy to feel lonely working from home. Most adults get their much needed fix of social interaction from office chit chat with co-workers, but that opportunity is greatly reduced when you work from home.
With 21% of remote workers saying that loneliness is the biggest struggle of working remotely, it’s important to take some steps to guard yourself against these pitfalls of working from home, especially in such a demanding industry like event management.
Here are our 3 top tips to help you stay social when working from home.
Tip #1: Meet up with other people who work remotely once a week at a coffee shop for a co-working session
Just because you ‘work from home’ doesn’t mean you have to literally work from home. The benefit of working remotely means that you can take your office with you wherever you can get a strong Internet connection. A great way to get your work done while getting your social fix is by meeting up with other people for a co-working ‘date’ once a week at a local coffee shop! Ask around on Facebook or LinkedIn to start building your coworking group or ask friends who also work from home if they want to join in.
Tip #2: Join a coworking space
A coworking space is a place for people to gather to work together, but on separate things. They usually have awesome perks, like events and workshops, as well as tons of desks for you to choose from. While co-working spaces can come at a high cost, they are perfect for people who miss the social vibe of an office.
Tip #3: Go outside at least once during the day before your workday is over
When you work from home it’s easy to stay in your PJ’s all day, without moving a muscle from your desk, never having actually spoken a word out loud all day. After a few days of this, you can quickly start feeling sluggish, unmotivated and depressed. It’s so important to get outside at least once a day and step out into nature! Take a mid-afternoon break every single day, no matter how busy you are, and go take a walk, go to the gym or go out for lunch. Find any excuse to actually get dressed and step outside your front door before 5pm comes around.
Thanks for reading! Let us know what struggles you have faced when working from home by tweeting us at @chs_group - let’s start a discussion.