If you are looking for a friendly, welcoming workspace where you can be your most productive self, then Platypus Coworking could be just what you’re looking for.
Our coworking space is spacious and comfortable and you’ll find some wonderful, local, like-minded people to connect with.
As with everything in life, being in a coworking space is what you make of it and we’ve put together a list of the top four tips to help you thrive and have the most rewarding experience in our coworking space.
1. Keeping Yourself In A Positive Frame Of Mind
One of the tricks to getting work done, whether at coworking space or from home, is having the right state of mind and an environment that works for you.
Let’s face it, living in a pandemic and rolling in and out of lockdowns is challenging most people’s state of mind, which is why it’s so important to stay positive when you can.
Writing a to-do list is an effective way to keep on track and ticking off the items as you complete them gives the brain a dopamine hit and you feel accomplished in doing so.
You can use the “old school” pen and paper method, or you can choose from an abundant number of apps to keep your to-do items in check.
Choose an environment that works for you. What works for you may be different to others. Maybe you like lots of natural light, or plants near you, maybe it’s having a tidy desk. Whatever works for you and helps you to be less distracted and more focused will make you more productive, so pay attention to what works for you.
2. Hydrate and Keep Yourself Energised
According to Water Logic Australia, ‘not drinking enough can quickly have negative physical and mental effects’.
Research published in the same article claims that ‘the functionality of several organs, our cognitive ability and our mood are hindered to an alarming degree if our body’s total water content drops by as little as 1%.’
Yep, you read correctly. A drop in your body’s total water content by just 1% can have a significant effect.
Health issues related to dehydration include fatigue, dizziness and even loss of concentration.
So, when you’re working, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated to stay focused and productive. You can bring your own bottle into Platypus and we also have jugs that you can use and refill to keep on your desk.
Wherever it is you’re working from, keep water close by and go for at least 2 litres a day.
3. Watch Your Back!
Sitting for long hours in front of the computer and being sedentary has a negative impact on your health and if your back isn’t supported or you’re slouching, the effects can be worse.
Poor sitting positions can have long-term negative effects on your spine and can lead to back pain.
So, what are the best sitting positions to maintain a healthy back when you are working long hours?
A few top tips you can pick and practice right away include:
Assume better posture with your feet flat on the floor and your legs bent at a 90-degree angle.
· Change sitting positions and take breaks
· Place the top of your screen at eye level
· Use a standing desk when you can
4. Keep Your Distance and Stay Safe During These Times
Lastly, but definitely not least - it is important to take care of yourself in these COVID times.
At Platypus, we prioritise your safety. We know that it’s important to protect yourself and your family from the pandemic, and for this reason we take all the necessary measures including keeping our shared surfaces regularly cleaned and disinfected.
While we are under lockdown, we take all measures and steps to ensure that upon resumption of being allowed back into our coworking space, we will continue to keep our high standards of cleanliness and provide you the comfort and space you need to work without compromise.
Your Secure and Seamless Coworking Experience is Waiting!
At Platypus Coworking, we have created a modern and comfortable environment for you to work in.
Our range of coworking options includes private offices, shared coworking spaces, virtual offices and meeting rooms, so there’s something here for you.
We’ve helped many people with fostering new business relationships and offered them support in building their business and we’d love for you to be our next success story!
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