We’ll bet that any day where there is a long commute, bad weather, or annoying colleagues dominating, you spend time fantasizing about working from home. If so, you will be living the dream that quite a few other people are enjoying these days. Some are self-employed, while others are allowed to work off-site by their companies. The common denominator is that there can be some solid benefits to this working arrangement.
While some might worry that their home environment provides too many distractions to be effective, this is not necessarily the case. In fact, you have to freedom to close your office door at home and totally shut out the world, eliminating the sort of distractions that routinely bother people having to perform their role on-site.
A Very Short Commute
The morning/evening commute can be a very depressing experience that also wastes a lot of time and money. Working at home means the commute is no longer than the width of your dwelling. This not only saves time, it eliminates the boredom and frustration that regularly accompany commuting.
Better Ability to Maintain Work/Life Balance
Work/life balance is a hot topic these days because an increasing number of people are finding it especially challenging to keep up. Working at home means the chance to spend more time with your family, have additional opportunities to do things you like, and further time available to rest and enjoy the other good things that life offers.
There are all manner of distractions in the typical workplace that can mar your productivity. Sometimes, even if your co-workers and boss are considerate, other activity in the building can be a nuisance. Working from home gives you a better chance to control your environment and create the conditions that allow you to perform at your best.