The road to New Year’s resolutions is paved with good intentions, isn’t it? Memberships to gyms, book clubs and other healthy and worthwhile endeavors begin at a fever pitch on January 1. By the end of the month, however, our new-found zest for whatever personal or professional changes we once saw as inspiring and motivational, begins its slow and steady decline to tedium and eventual oblivion. In fact, most studies show that around 22 percent of new gym members quit by the end of the month. That number rises to a disturbingly high 80 percent by June. Our advice: think about a different resolution in 2019.

Unlike most efforts at self-improvement that gradually fade in intensity, a coworking membership is an investment in your productivity and professional success you’re quite likely to keep all year and beyond. Here’s why:

  • A sense of community – Freelancers, entrepreneurs and even remote employees can experience isolationism as a result of working from home. Coworking offers a readily available network of like-minded professionals to collaborate with or just enjoy a friendly chat over a cup of coffee for a much needed break or two throughout the work day.
  • Workday stability – Productivity can be a serious challenge when working from home because temptations and distractions abound. Most homes feature a steady influx of children at play, barking dogs, telephones and Amazon Prime deliveries. Meanwhile, a coworking space offers just the right amount of comfort and convenience without any of the productivity-killing distractions.
  • Creative outlet – Many coworking environments are designed to inspire creativity and innovation. These spaces provide a unique setting—and the amenities needed—for professionals to execute their business objectives and projects from start to finish. More than mere atmosphere, the availability of other creative minds in a coworking space allows for the occasional fresh perspective to reinvigorate your thought process when needed.
  • Flexibility – Some days call for a quiet location to bury your nose deeply in work, undisturbed for several hours until emerging with the end result that exceeds expectations in all areas. Other days call for a more relaxed atmosphere with the ability to enjoy a more casual workflow. Either way, most coworking spaces offer flexibility to provide just the right feel for whatever each particular workday may require.

With all these benefits and more, why would you not try a coworking membership? Roam Innovative Workplace offers flexible and comfortable coworking and meeting spaces in each of its five locations in the Greater Atlanta area. If you’re looking for something with a little more return on investment than the traditional fad diet or short-lived gym membership, come visit us in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Galleria, or Perimeter Center. Let’s talk about a boost to your professional life that will last far beyond 2019. We hope to see you soon!

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