Many people are opting to look for jobs that allow them to work remotely. The urge to shift from working from the office to working from the comfort of your home has been as a result of the benefits seen when people work from home. As pleasant as the idea of one working from home sounds, it is important that you be disciplined and committed to your work. Though it is more comfy to work from home, imagine your study or bedroom as your working space at the office. Don’t mix work with domestic issues. Below are some of the advantages of working from home.
You Are Your Own Boss: This is my favorite part about working from home. There is no supervisor on your neck to make you work under pressure. You work at your own pace without having to worry about your mean head of department. Working with no pressure leads to quality results. When the boss is all over your desk asking for your work and reminding you of the deadline every few minutes, you are prone to errors. Working from home is such a joy because you will produce error free work and be more productive.
You Spend More Time With Family: Work at the office can be hectic, and this could mean that you spend a few hours at home, and more at your workplace. Working from home gives you the luxury of sharing more time with your loved ones. While working from home, you will know what time your toddler loves taking their nap, or when your teen comes back home. In case of an emergency or sickness, you will be able to handle the situation quickly, unlike when you work from the office.
No Dress Code: Arranging your official clothing in your closet can be monotonous. Having to repeat the same dress code week in and week out is also boring. Working from home gives you the choice to wear anything you want. You won’t bump into your boss at the corridor or have colleagues look at you when you work in your pajamas. As long as the work is delivered on time, you are free to work in your sweatpants from morning to evening. You can also wear the outfits you rarely wear due to the strict dress code observed at the work place.
Cut Costs: Trust me on this; you will significantly save when working from home. Forget about making a budget for lunch or transport, as you will not be leaving for anywhere to get your work done, and you will almost always eat the food in the house at lunch time. Cutting lunch and transport costs will have you save a lot of money at the end of the month. You can therefore treat yourself or your family with something nice, or add more money to your savings kitty.
Save Time By Avoiding Traffic: Working from home saves you a lot of time. Think about the time you waste on the road as you wait for traffic to clear. Everyday a lot of time is wasted when going to and from work. When not driving, that time you spend going to and from the bus stop every morning and evening could be of better use while at home. If at least three hours of your day are spent on the road, working from home will help you save this time handling more tasks. It will even be better to spend this time with your family and pets instead of wasting hours on traffic.
Quiet Environment: If your work place is along a busy street, it may be difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. Working from home provides a conducive environment where you will give your all and focus on what needs to be done. You will also work faster as you will avoid chatty colleagues who sometimes slow down your working pace.
Eat Healthy: We are often busy at work, and chances are when it’s time for lunch break, you will rush to your nearest fast food joint and take a burger or French fries with soda, or pizza. The office life makes people form habits of indulging in junk throughout the week. Some o the places you take your lunch from don’t observe the best hygienic standards, and you may consume a lot of dirt without knowing. You never really know what goes on in fast food joints kitchens, do you? This does not mean that all fast food joints are unhygienic. This is not healthy as your body needs a balanced diet to function well. It is good to know how the food you eat is prepared. Working from home will have you enjoy well cooked healthy meals from your kitchen. Since it’s you or someone in the household who prepared, you will comfortably take your lunch without having to worry if the vegetables were properly washed before chopping. This also encourages a healthy lifestyle.
Flexible Schedule: Most jobs are based on the 9-5 schedule. This means that your boss will not be pleased if you arrive thirty minutes late. If you work from home, you can wake up at 9, do some cleaning and start your work without feeling like you are late. You can always take mini breaks after every few hours and no one will question you about anything. If you workload is too much for the day, you can always extend up to late in night, without being worried about your security when going home, or not seeing your kids before they sleep.
Pregnant and lactating mothers are among the groups of people who are best suited for home based jobs. This enables them simultaneously work, feed and observe their infants. They are however not the only group of people who love this mode of working. Almost everyone would wish to work from home as the same energy you use at work is what you will use when working from home. Time is a major factor people consider when looking for jobs that can be done from home. Some companies also give employees options to work from home as a way to cut company’s costs like electricity and Wi-Fi use. In instances where the office space is limited, some employers will ask employees to work from home. As long as the company’s schedule is not delayed or disrupted, one is free to work from wherever.