Let’s be honest, no matter where you’re working from, you’re still doing just that: working.
But where should you work, from your home or the office? Tough question, but it boils down to what environment you’ll be most effective in. (And how nice your home office is lol).
On one hand a person’s productivity booster can also be another’s distraction.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the classic benefits of working from home!
1. Having a Flexible Schedule
Often times, this is one of the most popular reasons for wanting to work from home. The fact that you can take breaks at any moment, feel no rush to hang up on your family members when they call, and eat lunch whenever you want.
2. The Perfect Environment
An office can be loud and clamoring, phones ringing, people talking, packages coming in and out. Setting your noise level just the way you want it can really improve focus. By minimizing distractions you may be able to get 10x the work done.
3. Comfy Clothing
You can wear sweatpants all day if you want, even stay in your pajamas. But, i'll give you one BIG TIP, DON'T. At first this seems ideal but after working from home becomes the norm, you'll quickly slow down your pace because you get too comfortable.
4. Make Calls Comfortably
You won’t have to scramble to find a conference room or deal with a particularly chatty co-worker. (Granted, kids and pets at home can make this tough for some remote employees.)
5. Run Some Errands
After all, you are working from your laptop now. Why not take your clothes over to the laundry mat & get them washed while you work? Or, get everything done early in the morning so you have the evening to do the things you want.
6. No Office Distractions
Avoid co-workers debating the election or merits of cryptocurrency, sirens wailing outside your window, or the AC freezing you to the chair as you try to work.
7. Zero Commuting
No lie, it's amazing to not have to drive anywhere. Often times, when you work from home you forget the last time you drove anywhere.
8. $aving Money
Lunch can get expensive if you work in a city or downtown. In Los Angeles, it’s not crazy to see a $20 sandwich or $5 coffee. At home, you can save big time by going to the store and preparing your food.
9. Forget Crowds and Traffic
Stop stuffing yourself into a rickety transportation tube, or having people scuff your new shoes, and walking behind agonizingly slow people who apparently don’t know what a straight line is. (Am I bitter? No … not bitter … )
10. More time with loved ones
Take care of a sick child, or significant other at home, be ready to pick up your kids earlier in the day, even get some extra snuggles in with your puppy, or just have some quiet time to yourself!
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11. You don’t have to deal with annoying co-workers for 8 or more hours.