Would you work from home if you could?
I've heard so many people say that they'd work from home in a heartbeat, if they could. I've done it for seven years now and enjoy it. My wife on the other hand goes stir crazy. Would you, or do you, enjoy working from home?
I think it depends on the job you are doing. I worked from home as a childminder and truly hated it. The job itself didn't suit me and even getting out of the house wasn't enough - not with three toddlers! I have since started writing from home and I am also employed. I hate going out to work and would love to work from home doing the job I now love. I do sometimes worry about having bad days if I gave up my 'day job'. The one thing about going out to work is the social interaction which I would lose, as well as the support from fellow colleagues.
Both my wife and I manage our own business, working from home. The key things i have learned form this are:
- It's vital to have separate offices, both with doors that close!
- Getting out of the house at least once a day is essential
- It's important to have clear boundaries between professional, business time and personal 'us' time
- It's important to have a division of responsibilities
- I don't allow other aspects of being in the home to encroach on my work time (so if there are household chores to do, I leave them until the evening or weekend)
If you're working from home it's important to have a routing for work and stick to it or it's easy to get distratced and spend time procrastinating.
But, would I ever swap working from home for working back in an office? No way. Shortest commute in the world!
As long as I can still interact with people and had a private area with no distractions to work in I think I'd do it.
Working from home is great if you're making plenty of money. But until you get to that point, your wife just keeps looking at you like you're crazy and kinda pathetic.
Not talking from personal experience or anything. I'm just guessing.
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