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!