Why You Should Spend More Time Working From Home
Working from home is one of those things that everybody dreams about. Not putting on a suit or a dress to go to work in, leaving your hair as that bed head your Sundays know so well, and taking as many trips to the fridge as you want to… doesn’t this sound like something that you can get on board with? However, some people still aren’t convinced that working from home is the answer to some of their problems, so we’ve put together a list of all of the good things about swerving the office for a day or two each week. Read on, pyjama lovers!
It cuts out commuting
Aah, commuting. You sit next to somebody who doesn’t understand the notion of personal space for an hour every day, and you really just wish that you could be at home already, relaxing on your couch. The good thing about working from home on some days is that you don’t have to spend the money on commuting – which we all know can soon add up – and it saves you a lot of time, too. After all, who wants to waste an hour each day sitting on the metro or bus? Your commute when you work from home will be from the bedroom, to the office or your living room. It won’t cost you anything to do that, you know?
It gives you more flexibility
OK, so you have to pick your kids up from school at 3pm, but you’d never normally be able to get out of the office to do this. This can be pretty annoying, right? However, when you do business from home, you can work a little later, and carry out your essential errands in the day as you need to. This is good for those with a multitude of commitments, and it doesn’t mean that you’re not working as hard as you usually would. It just means that you can put the time back in a little later on, which can prove to be difficult if you’re in an office environment. Working from home = increased flexibility over your time.
It doesn’t mean that you have less resources
A lot of people don’t work from home because they believe that they don’t have the resources to do so. After all, you don’t really have all of the software from your work computer on your home one, do you? However, there are many resources that are free to download to your personal computer now, and if they’re not, your boss should give you some way of accessing them. You can even get a virtual address for business mail set up, and your letters will all be scanned and accessible online. The 21st century, huh? Don’t immediately think that you have less resources when it comes to working from home.
It gives you more freedom
We’ve kind of touched on this before, but working from home does afford you a higher level of freedom. This is partly because you don’t have your boss strolling around behind you, which can make you feel as though you should be doing specific things, at specific times. Say goodbye to micromanagement, and hello to letting those creative juices flow, all from the comfort of your own home, and there are no bosses in sight. Want to eat 4 pots of chocolate mousse in a row before you start working? Well, nobody is there to stop you apart from yourself, which is either very good, or very bad, news.
When you work from home, you can do your jobs in bed, at a desk, in front of the TV, or even in your garden or on your balcony. You can wear whatever you want to wear, you can put your hair in a messy bun, and you can walk around all day in your slippers living your best life. OK, so not all of these things are recommended, but the fact of the matter is that working from home is a lot more comfortable, because it’s the environment that you know best. You may be OK in the office, but is there anything better than having a 30 minute nap break halfway through the day? We don’t think so.
So, as we’ve concluded in this post, working from home is 100% a good idea, even if you can only do so for a day or two a week. Whether you want to say goodbye to commuting, or you’re eyeing up that reindeer onesie for a day at the (metaphorical) office, see whether you can work from home, and enjoy all of its perks!