The Pros Of Working From Home12:00 AM
If you love what you do,
it isn't your job, it is your love affair.
I've had my doubts. But working in a stressful environment, the hassle of commuting (especially in this country), and the "overworked, underpaid" kind of life got the better of me. Finally, I bid the 9-5 life farewell.
Do I have regrets? So far, I've got zero.The work is not stress-free. There are still challenges.
There's no such thing as a perfect life, right?
But you will love the pros of working at home like I do.
The Pros Of Working From Home
No dress codeOf course you have to look decent in case your client will call you on Skype. Just invest on a good blazer or a presentable top/shirt. And wear anything that makes you comfortable without worrying about breaking any rules. You make the rules, honey.
Commute to work no moreThe distance between your workplace and your bed is literally just a few steps away. Some even have their bed and their home office in the same place (not recommended).
No more hassles of waiting for the bus or cab. No more long lines and fighting your way in the crowd so you won't miss the train. No more danger of getting robbed on your way to and from work.
And most importantly, no more desperate moves to get to work despite the weather.
via Call Center Life
No office politics or difficult people to handleDon't we all have that one annoying person in the office we dread to see? Have you not plugged in headphones and blasted music in your ears to block the noise of nonsense gossip around you? And does it not irritate you when someone who works less gets to be recognized more? When you work from home, you eliminate those kinds of problem.
Choose your viewWhether you want to work in front of your window, or in the kitchen, or practically anywhere in your house, you can. You can even bring your laptop or paper works outside, in the coffee or pastry shop for a change, or places specially created for people working on mobile. Or better yet...
Travel with your workYou can bring your work with you wherever you go as long as it's convenient and you know you can still be productive. New place, fresh ideas.
More time for yourselfDepending on the nature of your job, you may finish your work either on a specified time or whenever you can. It depends on your arrangement with the client or partners, too.
Since you don't have to take the time to commute from home to office and vice versa, and there's no colleague to invite you to "unwind" after a day's work, you have more time to do what you want.
If you want to keep your day productive after doing your job, run some errands, clean your working area, organize your files, update your blog (if you have one). Or relax. Unwind the way you want to. Get some shut-eye. Or go out, meet friends, or maybe enjoy some me-time.
More time with what matters mostWhen you're working at home, you get to see the people or the reasons why you're working. You have the luxury of spending quality time with your loved ones.
One of our dogs sleeping ON my foot while I'm working.
Had to capture that precious moment in-between editing.
Like everything else in life, you can't have it all with working at home. But the pros in this kind of work outweigh the cons.
If you're residing in the Philippines and you're interested to work at home part time or full time, send me a message through the contact form at the right side bar of this page. ⇒
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