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Why Working at Home is So Awesome!

Working at home is awesome for so many reasons. Is is sometimes stressful? Sure. But not nearly as stressful as driving to work, being in a stuffy office and answering to a micromanaging boss.
A mom and her daughter play on the floor of their home.

Working at home -- just the words sound great! Yes, there are stressful times, but most days it’s awesome. Here are my top ten reasons why:

1. Fewer Interruptions

You can answer the phone when you want and you don’t have co-workers catching you to chit chat as you walk to the bathroom. The only distraction you may get is from your dog.

2. Flexible Schedule

You can work when you want, where you want, and in whatever clothes you want. As long as you get your work done and your clients are happy who cares if you’re working at 3 a.m. or on a Friday night?

3. No Commute

Ahh…the days of sitting in traffic are over. Need I say more? This is my biggest joy of working from home!

4. Saving Money

Not working at the office saves me money on gas, going out for lunch, “work” clothes, Starbucks coffee and late afternoon vending machine visits.

5. Living Around Your Life

Working from home allows you to help in your child’s classroom, meet your spouse for an uninterrupted lunch, workout in the middle of the afternoon, make a healthy meal for dinner and still get your work done.

6. Taking Vacations

And taking them whenever you want! If you have to do a little work, you can plug into Wi-Fi when you need to.

7. No Boss Watching Over You

You are your own boss. You set the rules, the hours, and don’t have someone watching your every move.

8. Being there for the Kids -- If my kids get sick, I don’t have to be worried or stressed about calling into work. The time it takes from the school telling me they’re sick to the time we're snuggling on the couch is 10 minutes instead of an hour.

10. Chores During the Work Day

Household chores can be included in my work day. With an organized schedule, lots of coffee, and the occasional weekend work session, I can get my laundry and cleaning done during the day. The best part? Doing the grocery shopping at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday – the stores are empty!

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