If your social media feed is anything like mine, this week it has been full of pictures of kids dressed up for their first day of school. But students aren’t the only one gearing up for big things this fall. Now that the kids are back to school, it’s time for you to get back to work.
Back-To-School Shifts Work-Life Balance Back Towards Work
Work-life balance is a real thing that many parents struggle with every day. Balancing the demands of a fast-paced industry with the needs of children and family members can leave some people looking for a way out. For many, that way out leads them back in to coworking.
The beauty of being your own boss or finding a remote position is the flexibility. You get to set your own schedule. If your kids need you at 3:00, it’s no problem. You’ll just go back to work after they head to bed. But during summer break, 3:00 can turn in to 24/7. Coworking parents often find themselves stuck at home during the summer months so they can watch over their kids and avoid the cost of child care.
For those parents, back-to-school season puts their lives back into balance. Now that the kids are spending their days in the classroom, you can head back to your coworking space and get work done. Whether you are setting up shop in the common area to work on a project, or scheduling meetings with clients in one of PatchWork Collective’s private meeting rooms, September is a great time to put the focus back on your business.
Start September Off with a New Coworking Membership
If you are among the many lucky parents finally sending your youngest to school full-time, then it may be a perfect time to try something new. If this new school year is creating new opportunities for your schedule, check out our monthly Free Work Friday events or drop in for a day of coworking. We’ll keep you caffeinated and provide you with comfortable seating and plenty of table space, so you can work your way, whatever that might mean.
Coworking is a great option for remote and home-based workers, including stay-at-home parents just reentering the working world. By signing up for a new coworking membership you can create separation between work and home life and set time aside that will be just for you and your business. Whether you are just starting out or are ready to take your professional career to the next level, your membership grows with you to suit your needs.
Back-to-School doesn’t just mean the end of summer vacation. It is also a great time to stretch your business muscles. With the extra time the school day brings, you can use a coworking membership to increase your professionalism and your productivity, giving you a dedicated time and place to get work done.
Ready to Check Out the PatchWork Collective?
Get those kids on the school bus and then bring your laptop and come check out the PatchWork Collective. You can drop in any time Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and work all day for just $20. Bring your lunch, and your coffee mug, and we’ll provide the rest. See you soon!