Home Coworking Space

Published on Oct 17, 2020

The rooms are getting cold as winter approaches, so everyone in the house is gathering downstairs by the fireplace. My brother and I are occupying a whole table in the living room, while my parents are browsing Facebook on one of the couches: it feels like I'm in a cozy coworking space, and I love it.

When you work from home, it can be tempting to mix personal and professional activities, but I found out over the last two years that having a clear distinction between where you live and where you work is important to take care of your mental health. You don't have to commute from one building to another, but having two distinct spaces really helps shifting from one cognitive context to another.

Before today, I just worked in my bedroom because it was the quietest place for me to get things done. Silence is always nice to dive into a deep work session, but sitting in these conditions for 10 hours a day is also isolating. Even though I don't talk while I work, we all sit besides each other, and feeling the presence of another human being is enough.