There are introverts and there are extroverts. There are out-and-about people and there are cozy-living-room people. Either way, there comes a time for almost everyone when the office is the last place you’d like to be. It is quite the jump to decide to never return, but if you are thinking of leaving your office job for the luxuries of working from home, or if you work from home and complain you have no structure, here are the top five reasons to get you motivated:
‘Your rules to do what you want, when you want’
If you want to work from the bedroom, bathroom, garden or kitchen, you can. If you want to work from 5pm onwards, you can! There are no rules to working from home, you are your own boss.
‘Amenities such as your own bathroom and fully stocked kitchen’
It’s so good to have your own private bathroom and fridge full of food that nobody else will eat. Plus you can order in for lunch if you really want to!
‘Scratch that commute!’
Can’t be bothered to get on the train at 7am? You don’t need to! The beauty of working from home is that you can avoid rush hour and commuting to and from work. Bliss!
‘Forget about that dress code, you can wear your pyjamas’
One of the greatest things about working from home is that there is no dress code. You can have your video calls with a nice shirt on but PJ bottoms on under the view of the camera, you can work as hard as you like in the ugliest jumper and leggings combination known to man. It’s all you, baby!
‘Save money by eating less food on the go, consuming less gas, and buying less fancy work attire!’
Working from home means you save a tonne of money, not just on commuting but on a work uniform, travel and other expenses. However, you shouldn’t forget to go out and enjoy the world, working from home can leave you isolated, so it’s important to spend at least some of that money you save on getting out into the world.
Depending on your lifestyle, working from home can have some serious benefits. It’s not a decision to pounce on spontaneously, but if it does get your spidey-senses tingling, I’d suggest doing some research and number crunching. Make a list, talk to somebody who has already made the transition. Get the facts and then do what’s best for you!
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Written by Britany Powell