We’re now almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, something that has required us to stay at home and rethink how we spend our days. By now, most of us are thinking longingly of our carefree days in the office and even of the commute to work.
But after a year of being out of the game, you might not be quite ready to make the leap back to in-person working. We understand. Just like getting back into a workout routine after some time off, getting back to the office can seem a bit daunting. Will those “work” muscles still function the same way? How much of a transition is going to be involved?
Ease Yourself into It
The hardest part is taking that first step. Right now, you might not feel comfortable being in an office from 9-5, 5 days a week. Start off small, such as with a hot desk session or by taking things one workday at a time. Doing this will let you reframe your perceptions of post-COVID working and will let you see in person the new measures workplaces like District Offices are taking to keep workers safe and productive.
Need a bit of inspiration to take the plunge? According to a recent study, the majority of American gym-goers are ready and willing to get back to their in-person workouts. Why is that? Their at-home efforts are less challenging, less consistent, and less motivating than the workouts they complete at the gym. If that sounds familiar, it’s because there’s plenty of overlap between those sentiments and how the typical office worker feels about trying to work or run a business from a home office.
If you’re finding it impossible to take calls, focus for prolonged periods, or you just miss exchanging ideas and networking with like-minded people, it sounds like you’re ready to get back into an in-person workplace routine. And let’s face it: if you feel comfortable going to the gym, you’re plenty ready to return to the office.
The New Workplace YOU Starts Today
It’s a little late for New Year’s resolutions, but it’s not too late to recommit to a workplace environment that allows you to optimize your workday and reach your business goals. Start separating work from home again by stepping out of your pandemic comfort zone – and into a zone that’s better for you and your productivity.
At District Offices, we adhere to all safety guidelines and recommendations and take every precaution to keep both our staff and our tenants safe and comfortable. If you’re ready to make the move back to coworking and private offices in DC, get in touch. You’re always welcome to stop by!