7 Benefits Of Working From Home
Considering working from home, but not sure what benefits would be? Below are seven benefits of working from home.
1. Work comfortably
You can work in your pajamas. You can work anywhere in your home – like on the couch, at the kitchen table, in a home office, or even in your backyard! If you’d like a home office, you can set it up exactly how’d you like it. It could be in front of a window your green backyard, with a high-quality office chair, multiple monitors, artwork, nice plants, and whatever else you enjoy.
2. No commuting!
You’re saving time that you can now spend on family, friends, entertainment, etc. It is also much less stressful – no more frustrating traffic making you late. No rude drivers to deal with. Less accidents on your insurance record. And less money spent on gas.
3. Sleep in
You don’t have to get up, get showered, get dressed in work clothes, put on makeup or shave, or commute to work. All that time can now be spent sleeping in. And, if you are a freelancer or a business owner, you are more likely to set your own hours. So if you’re a night owl and do your best work later, you can sleep in to recover.
4. Focus and get more done
Did you know it takes an average of 25 minutes to get back to work after being interrupted? When you work at home, there are no coworkers stopping by your desk to chat or ask a quick question. There is no ambient noise from people on the phone, walking down the hallway or having a meeting. You can sit at home with no one else around, close your email, and just focus on getting through work, and get a lot more of it done.
5. Save money
You’re no longer paying for gas or train tickets to commute. Maintainance costs on your vehicle go down. It is less expensive to eat lunch at home. You don’t have to worry about buying nice clothes for going to work.
6. Flexible work time
You are more likely to find a job that has flexible working hours. Or you can set your own hours as a freelancer or business owner. Maybe you could choose to start work earlier than a 9-5, or later. Work a few hours in the morning, and a few in the evening. Perhaps you could have four day weeks with longer days. Work part-time, full-time, or as many hours as you’d like.
7. Work anywhere
Aside from just working anywhere in your home, it is also possible to work anywhere else. Maybe you want to work at your local coffee shop. Or you could travel to visit friends and family. You could even travel the world without sacrificing your income.