3 Signs Working From Home Isn’t For You (and what to do about it)

Working from home has become increasingly popular over the last few years with most of the UK being confined to their homes for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now restrictions have lifted and office working can resume, many people are choosing to stay working from home. 

Although this works for a lot of people, having done it for two years may be taking it’s toll and it could be time to ditch the home office and start working in a co-working space. Not sure? We’ve got three questions for you.

  1. Do you find yourself doing the chores more than your work?

    Although the ability to keep on top of the laundry and cleaning while working from home was good during the pandemic, you may find that now it’s getting in the way of how much you’re able to get done.

    If you’re finding that keeping the house clean is starting to stall your productivity at work, it’s probably time to move away from the house into a designated work space.
  2. Are you distracted by pets and the neighbours?

    Even if you’ve got a designated workspace at home, you may find yourself getting distracted by pets, or even the neighbours! How many times have you settled in to write that report when all of a sudden the guy next door has decided to start mowing his lawn or the cat sits on your keyboard?

    Moving into an office space would eliminate these distractions and mean that you can focus on getting that report written up.
  3. Do you find yourself frustrated that you haven’t had enough focus time?

    As we’ve outlined in the other reasons, a limitation of working from home is the distractions. Whether that be having others in the house while you’re trying to work or unloading the dishwasher instead of writing that email.

All of these distractions mean that we often don’t get the focus time we need to give work our full attention. If this is something you’re experiencing then it’s time to find somewhere else to work.

So what can I do?

If you’ve answered yes to some or all of the questions above, you need a desk at Freedom Works in Lancing. Your local co-working space which is completely flexible so you’re not tied into lengthy and expensive contracts. 

Freedom Works Fabric at Lancing
Photo: Martin Bloomfield / Seaside Creative Ltd

Instead, Freedom Works operates a token system which allows you to book a desk for as little as four hours a week right up to forty hours a week. It’s our job at Freedom works to make sure the space works for you. If you want to work mostly from home and just have an afternoon with us, that’s fine. Or if you’d prefer our space to become your permanent workspace, we can cater for that too.

What’s more, our Lancing space has free parking as well as breakfast cereal, fruit, tea and coffee all included in the price. If you choose to Hot Desk with us, you also get access to the kitchen, breakout room and wonderful garden. So there’s plenty of spaces to take a break, meet other people and even enjoy a beer on our Free Beer Fridays.

Freedom Works Fabric Lancing - Hot Desk Space
Freedom Works Fabric Lancing – Hot Desk Space

How does it work?

As we mentioned above, Freedom Works operates a token system which allows you to book as little or as much office time as you need. All you need to do is buy the tokens, the more tokens you buy, the cheaper your desk is. One token gets you a four hour slot during one of our allocated times:

  • 9am-1pm
  • 2pm-6pm
  • 7pm-11pm

Our Hot Desk token prices are as follows:

5 Tokens £50 Daily rate £20

10 Tokens £85 Daily rate £17

20 Tokens £160 Daily rate £16

Need more convincing? If you sign up as a new member for Hot Desking you receive THREE free tokens to start you off. 

We also have a number of meeting rooms which can be booked. The cost of which is:

One Hour (online/self booking) £20

One Hour (phone in booking) £25

10 Hours (online/self booking) £150

10 Hours (phone in booking) £170

kitchen at Fabric co-working space
Photo: Martin Bloomfield / Seaside Creative Ltd

Need something more permanent? You can have your very own dedicated desk in a shared office with like minded people for £175+VAT per month. Or there’s also the option to have a personal office. It’s worth noting that having a permanent office with us would allow you to Hot Desk or book a meeting room in any of our other eight locations across Sussex and Southampton.

Patsy Freedom works fabric Lancing Jul 224
Patsy, Community Manager at Fabric in Lancing [Photo: MB/Seaside Creative]

You can find out more about Freedom Works in Lancing by visiting their website. If you have any questions, please email their community manager, Patsy who would be more than happy to answer your questions.

Author: Editor

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