Updated: Aug 21
Working from home or in an office environment can sometimes become tedious and impact our physical health if we aren't careful. Long hours of sitting can negatively influence our overall well-being, which in turn affects the quality of our work. So, how can we address this? At Local Club, our Coworking Café located in Ixelles, we prioritize the working comfort of our visitors and members. In this article, we will share five methods to help you stay active and enhance your well-being during a workday.
1 - Take Care of Yourself
Keeping your body active can boost blood circulation. This strengthens cognitive functions and keeps you alert, leading to better work quality. Many professionals at Local Club take breaks to stretch, walk, or get some fresh air. This ensures that they don't remain seated in front of their computer all day long. The workstation's setup is often overlooked but is likely one of the most crucial work factors. At Local Club, we offer a variety of desk types-high, round, and even a lounge space with sofas and armchairs. Everything is tailored to meet your needs and preferences.
2 - Green Spaces Promote Well-being and Productivity
Closed office spaces are a thing of the past; nature is reclaiming its place at work. According to various studies, including those from the University of Texas and Cardiff University, the presence of plants and flowers can boost work productivity by up to 15%. At Local Club, you will find an array of plants that bring life to the space. Moreover, enjoy our garden and pond. We even have a garden table and umbrella for you to engage in an outdoor work session, perfect for a change of scenery and enjoying the beautiful weather and fresh air.
3 - Work in Groups or Communities
While closed office spaces were the norm a few years back, the trend is now moving towards open spaces. Especially since the Covid-19 era, many workers have discovered and embraced remote work. This work style is beneficial for many, offering flexibility in work routines. Numerous individuals have chosen remote work to improve their life quality, such as looking after their children. However, for some, this very reason might turn counterproductive. Hence, coworking spaces emerged as the apparent solution. At Local Club, we offer a fully functional open space, allowing you to combat work loneliness by interacting with professionals from various fields. You can thus enhance your productivity by drawing inspiration from fellow coworking space users.
4 - Break Your Routine
One of the most common reasons for productivity drop is often tied to motivation. To maintain enthusiasm in your work, it's vital to avoid falling into a monotonous routine. The daily grind, often encapsulated in the phrase "commute, work, sleep", can be more draining than one might think. Brussels is the perfect city for breaking this cycle since it's well-connected to eco-friendly transport like bicycles, rollerblades, or scooters. You could use these modes of transportation to avoid the morning rush and maybe take a scenic detour after a productive day at work.
5 - Adopt the Pomodoro Technique to Structure Your Tasks
The Pomodoro Technique, developed in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo, is a time management strategy aimed at increasing productivity and focus. It involves dividing your work time into 25-minute intervals (called "Pomodoros"), followed by a 5-minute break. After completing four Pomodoros, take a longer break ranging from 15 to 30 minutes.
This technique offers two significant benefits: it helps you maintain focus by setting periods of intense work while regularly granting moments to relax and recharge. These short breaks are ideal for stretching, walking, or even enjoying the delightful hot and cold beverages we offer at Local Club.
Workplace well-being is increasingly being recognized by companies. If you're looking for an open space that might be closer to your home than traditional offices, we invite you to try out Local Club. Our team is dedicated to ensuring maximum comfort during your workdays.
For more details about Local Club, visit our website:
Or drop by at:
169 Chaussée de Vleurgat
Open from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.