How to Tell if Your Work-Life Balance is Out of Whack

In today’s “always on” world, it can feel impossible to really separate home life and work, especially for freelancers and small business owners. Many of us choose freelancing so we can make our own hours, but as the workload increases, it can get hard to keep the work from taking over every spare moment. 

PIVOT Work Spaces understands the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Our flexible co-working spaces in Catonsville, Columbia and Ellicott City can help you avoid these 3 signs your work-life balance is off. 

1. You’re Feeling Burned Out

Not having a dedicated work space outside the home can blur the lines between work time and off time, leading to burnout. Our to-do lists are always there, and co-locating work and home makes it feel like we have to do both all the time. Burnout can lead to intense physical symptoms and serious procrastination, which can make even simple tasks feel impossible.

2. Isolation Doesn’t Lead to Creativity

Humans thrive on social interaction, and socializing stimulates creative thinking. Even if your work requires alone time to write or make phone calls, studies have shown that working around others can help you feel more energized and productive. Having somewhere else to go where you can be around other like-minded people can present unique opportunities.

3. No One Gets Your Full Attention 

The human brain is not good at multitasking, so when you’re working from home while also trying to get your laundry or cleaning done, you’re really not giving yourself fully to either task. When our attention is split between multiple tasks, each of them takes longer than if we had just done them individually. Getting into a dedicated workspace can help you focus only on work when it’s work hours, allowing you to enjoy your off-time guilt-free.

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PIVOT Work Spaces offers flexible, modern work spaces for freelancers, small business owners, people who work from home, or anyone who needs shared office space with no permanent commitments. Take a 3-D tour of our locations and learn about our membership options today!

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