4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Kids’ (or Spouse’s) Summer Vacation
Summertime can be friendly and fun, but when you have to work from home, and kids are home, it can become stressful and feel like a real slog. The increased sunlight also means less time for work with the kids at home. But this doesn’t have to be a negative experience. In fact, by embracing the positive side of staying at home with your kids, you can use the summer as an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
Coworking is one of the best ways to get through summer with kids at home because it has numerous benefits that make it perfect for parents. Let’s consider why you should join the Capital Workspaces coworking community if you want to get through summer without losing your mind.
1. You’ll have access to a professional network.
You’ll have access to a network of other professionals, many of whom are parents. During our Capital Workspaces members’ events, you’ll be able to bounce ideas off like-minded individuals who can help you deal with any challenges you’re facing in your career as a parent. You’ll also be able to offer help, support, and advice to other parents in your network. You’ll find that a big part of being a parent is navigating the waters of being a working parent. So sharing tips, tricks, and advice with other parents in your network is an excellent way of gaining support and staying mentally balanced.
2. You’ll stay productive.
You might find that you’re constantly distracted at home with your kids. Maybe your kids want to engage with you all the time, or you have other things to take care of that take precedence over your work. When working out of a coworking space, you can set your schedule as you see fit. This will allow you to block out times for your work and times for your family. You can then use your work times to get as much done as possible. You’ll find that you’re much more productive when working in a professional environment because distractions do not surround you. You’re also around other people who are also working on projects. Seeing this will remind you that you’re not alone and have others to collaborate with when you hit a block.
3. Coworking has benefits for your mental health.
Working from home is more popular than ever. But there is a downside. You’re surrounded by the comforts of your home, making it challenging to stay focused and productive. Additionally, there are fewer social interactions, which means you may feel more isolated. Working from Capital Workspaces, you get to meet other people who might have the same interests as you and have more social interaction. This can help keep you motivated and focused on your work. You’ll also get to meet other professionals in your network, which means you can get advice and support when needed. Additionally, our coworking spaces are set up with ergonomic furniture and lighting to help you stay productive and healthy.
4 Investing in your career will benefit you and your family.
As a parent, you want to ensure you’re getting the most out of your career. You want to ensure you’re progressing in your field and advancing to new and higher responsibilities. One of the best ways to do this is to network with others in your industry. When you are a Capital Workspaces member, you can join our members’ events and meet other professionals in the same field as you. Through this, you can build professional relationships and find new opportunities for advancement. You can use the time in a coworking space to work on your skills and get ahead of the curve. This can make you more valuable to your organization, which will pay off in the long term.
With all of these benefits, it’s clear that summer isn’t something you have to dread. You can use the summer months to grow personally and professionally. This can help you stay ahead of the game when the new school year starts, and your kids are back in class. Take advantage of our $300 off-summer promotion for new members. Visit Capital Workspaces in Bethesda: 4701 Sangamore Rd Suite 100N, Bethesda, MD 20816 and Spring Valley: 4315 50th NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20016. You can also call today to book a free day pass at one of our offices. We offer premium offices and coworking space, with flexible plans to fit any budget and schedule.