There are many reasons why people find co-working streams useful. Apart from the most obvious ones (improving your time management, beating isolation and finding additional inspiration), these are some of G's favorites:
Body doubling means working with another person present. The body double doesn’t need to actively help with the task or physically be in the room with you, and they can be doing something unrelated while you complete your task. The important part is the knowledge that someone is ‘present’ and aware that you’re working on your task, which can help keep you focused on what you’re doing.
Escaping rabbit holes
It’s easy to get hyper-focused on a task and lose sight of the overall goal of what you’re trying to do. Co-working streams can remind you to take regular breaks and reflect on what you’re doing.
The problem with motivation is it can vanish. Focusing on routine, or as James Clear calls it in his book, Atomic Habits, on a system, allows you to push through the hard moments when you just don’t want to work. G helps people in creating a habit showing up everyday at the same time, setting clear goals and working for set periods of time, which can help a lot more than a vague sense of motivation.