Keeping in mind the current global circumstances, whether willingly or unwillingly, many workers and employees have been forced to work from home. Working from home may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it may be the right decision for many. We have here listed some pros of working from home, and if you go through them, maybe you will rethink your contempt towards it.
Working from home is not just sitting in a comfortable environment and operating according to your own rules. It also helps massively strengthen your focus, concentration, self-reliance, motivation, and confidence. With no one else breathing down your neck continuously, you are the only one keeping yourself in check, and how you manage your time and get work done when you need to is an important life skill to have.
Your Own Schedule
You can make your schedule according to your work ethic. If you can’t work continuously for hours, you can give yourself refreshment breaks in the middle to keep your energy levels up. You will need to make sure that all your work is being done, but you can have more flexibility.
Keeping a certain amount of ‘office hours’ is still essential, but you can divide them; however, you like and set it according to your most productive hours, be it morning or night. You can work with a schedule you’re comfortable with.
Probably, for many of you, your office’s cramped cubicle, glaring white lights, and broken coffee machine is not the ideal environment to work in. One of the pros of working from home is to create a comfortable working environment for you. You can choose a spot you like, maybe by a large window or somewhere on the patio. You can select your comfy chair and even set up the noise levels and the temperature to however you like it! No more nosy co-workers and boss intruding in your space.
Dress however you like
While staying productive, it is recommended to at least change out of pajamas even if you’re working just from home, but it is not needed to wear a crisp ironed dress shirt or khakis anymore! You can wear regular day clothes that you find the most comfortable as there’s going to be no threat of anyone seeing you in it while you work. Just make sure if you’re attending a meeting on video conference, you’re dressed appropriately, at least from the waist up even if you’re wearing no pants under!
Working from home will come with a significant benefit for you: you no longer have to commute from your home to the office! No commuting can itself help you save a lot of money. While you will also have to no longer pay for other expenses such as expensive lunch, which is not an option if you’re working in an office. You can prepare food at home and have it when you’re hungry, saving yourself a considerable amount of money every month. Your home office expenses can also be written off on your taxes.
More work can be Done
While it is a common misconception that working from home is often not as efficient as working from an office, this is not true at all. When you work from home, you can be more productive than a regular office worker. First off, you don’t waste time commuting to and from the office every day. You also can set your schedule according to your most productive hours in a day and no longer have to take one hour in the morning at the office to bring yourself into the active mode. You are free from office interruptions and are relatively more stress-free and can put in more work.
Your Loved Ones get More of You
With working from home, you will be wasting less time commuting to and fro from work, which means that time can be substituted spending with your family. Your schedule will also have relative flexibility, which means you can spend time with your friends and family more often if you can shift things around a bit. Perhaps, attending events will also become more comfortable if your work kept you from them before. Your pets will also surely enjoy you being at home more often!
While working from home may have its cons, we like to believe; the pros outweigh them severely. Working from home may be challenging to make for many, but undoubtedly one you will not regret in the long run! Working from home, whether, was your choice or not, you can surely make the most of it.
So what are your positive changes in working from home?
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