November 18, 2017

Pros and Cos of Working at Home

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Pros and Cos of Working at Home
Freelancers would know all about the benefits of working from home. There’s a good reason why they decided to ditch a full-time job with a salary and an office and a boss for the freedom of working on their own terms. It’s not a life that everyone is cut out for, but many freelancers would never dream of working a “normal” job ever again. Are you considering resigning from your current job to join the mavericks ranks of the freelance world? Here are some of the pros and cons of working from home to help you make your decision.

The pros of working from home
●        Freedom to choose your own schedule: Since you are determining your own schedule, you are free to work whenever you feel like it. This enables you to work at times when you are most productive, and take a nap in the middle of the day if you need one. You are also free to pop out to run errands in the middle of the day if you want to.
●        No commuting to work: Not having to get up early in the morning in order to get to work on time is the biggest benefit of working from home. No more sitting in rush hour traffic and watching your life drain away with each wasted second.
●        No need to dress up in work clothes: Instead of having to dress up in work clothes every day, you can wear whatever you find most comfortable — even your pajamas.
●        No boss to check up on you: Since you don’t have a boss, there’s no one who will check up on you during your work day. You are free to look at cat pictures all you want, as long as you get your work done.
●        Easier stress management: You can determine your own workload to ensure that you take on only as much as you can handle. When you need to lighten the load, you simply take on fewer projects, or break the work into smaller chunks.

The cons of working from home
●        Difficult to separate work from personal life: When your home is also your workplace, it can be difficult to leave work at work. It can be tempting to just work a little bit more on an impending deadline before bed, and pretty soon it’s 3am.
●        Isolation due to less human interaction: Working at home can be lonely, since you don’t have colleagues, and you don’t see people unless you venture outdoors.
●        Procrastination due to home distractions: Your everyday life can be your enemy if you work at home. You notice dirty floors, and you clean in an effort to avoid your paid work. The dirty dishes bother you, so you wash it instead of sending that email. The doorbell rings, and you struggle to get back to work after you answer.
●        Lots of self motivation needed: No one is telling you to work, so it’s up to you to get your work done in time.
●        Hard to shut down: Due to work time creeping into personal time, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of working all the time, which can lead to difficulty putting your mind to rest at bed time.

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