A co-working space is full of opportunities, exciting collaborations and a whole lot of hustling. Start-ups continuously type away at keyboards, freelancers are having lengthy conversations about the next happening project and you...you are worried. Worried if you will be able to make as much progress as all those around you. Fret not, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips that will help you stay productive with all the buzz around you. Difficult tasks first Most of us try to tackle achievable tasks first to keep ourselves motivated for the ones to come. However, doing so would be counterproductive. You have a lot more energy and enthusiasm during the first few hours of the day. This is a great time to handle those difficult and priority assignments. Once you get them out of the way, you’ll feel a lot less stressed while working on other things. Team meetings/Client meetings Team meetings should be short and to the point and backed by a solid agenda. Schedule such meetings towards the end of the day so that any new changes can be implemented immediately on the next working day. If there’s an emergency or a situation that calls for damage control, break down and delegate the tasks to the team so that it can be dealt with as soon as possible. As for meeting up with your client, don’t call for a one-on-one meeting unless required. Discuss over email or the phone and if the need arises for a one-on-one meet, schedule it in the afternoon. Networking and collaborations A coworking space is great for networking and collaboration. But ensure that it is only done in your free time. You can chat up with yourco-workers on your breaks or in the evening right before you leave. If you are working on a collaboration, keep your meetings short and conversations documented over email just as you would with your clients. Destress at the end of the day You will never be done with your work. Accept the reality of that statement. End your workday when you feel tired. Head home and spend time with family or destress by indulging in a hobby. Remember, rest is just as important as the hustle to stay on top of your game. .