Rarely a Monday morning goes by where most of us would love nothing more than to switch off the alarm and go back to sleep. But the reality is, we’ve got to haul ourselves out of our pit, run a comb through our hair, and brave a familiar commute into the office.
The workplace is not always where we most want to be. But the fact is: if it wasn’t there, we’d miss it. Here are at least five reasons why you should love your desk:
When working from home, there is nothing more appealing than the lure of mid-morning television, and often nothing with more tremendous importance than a spot of dusting.
Being in the office eliminates most of the things that distract us from work, leaving less scope for procrastination and a much better environment for efficiency.
The Learning Experience
The office gives us the opportunity to learn from people with more experience.
Sometimes, this can be annoying.
But more often than not, having a manager or more experienced colleague who asks pointed questions about our work, provides feedback, and can identify our strengths and weaknesses, is really valuable to professional development.
Routine is good for the soul – it simplifies life and provides us with stability.
Often freelance workers will find themselves feeling isolated from their friends if they let their work routine slip – suddenly, they’re finding themselves catching up on evenings and weekends because when everyone else was in the office, they were busying themselves with other tasks.
Completing everyday tasks and ticking them off on a ‘to do’ list can prove satisfying. And the working weeks, months and years seem much less bewildering when broken down into a manageable working structure.
People who work from home can often feel that others perceive their work as less credible than those that work from an office. Although this is just a common misconception, at least working in an office doesn’t have this negative impact on your self-esteem!
Unfortunately it stands to reason that in the office you may have to deal with ‘morning people’ first thing on a Monday, or face the daily peril of being stuck in the lunch-queue with creepy ‘Colin’ from accounts. But aside from these obvious downfalls, office life can give our social lives a real boost.
Freelance writers often feel isolated. Don’t underestimate the value of taking two minutes every now and then to ask a co-worker’s advice or input on a project, or just enquire as to how their weekend went – it’s little things like this that keep you sane.
So, although working from the sofa in your pyjamas feels so right as you head off on the early morning commute, remind yourself of these five reasons why the office is the place to be.
If you’re inspired to look for new office space, visit Official Space.