Working From Home: Dream or Mirage?
Depending on your personality, working from home may sound like glorious freedom or a prison of isolation. I’ve worked from home for the past five years and have found it to be both. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee working remotely, the number of people working from home is on the rise.
Pros of Working From Home
Let’s get the obvious practical reasons out of the way. The low overhead and tax breaks make the home office an attractive option. Overall, you can get more done without office distractions, but it does require discipline and structure.
No more road rage. Expletives tend to fly out of my mouth during rush hour when people drive like dummies, which would put me in a cranky state of mind by the time I got home. You can take the 20 minutes you spent in the car in the morning and add it to your morning routine to meditate, journal, go for a quick walk or just sleep longer.
Play your music or podcast as loud as you want. Get comfy. Skip the makeup and wear yoga pants. Have your cat on your lap while you work.