Does working from home invade every part of your life, or leave you more time wi

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)
  1. Colby Alan profile image56
    Colby Alanposted 7 years ago

    Does working from home invade every part of your life, or leave you more time with friends/family?

  2. workingmomwm profile image83
    workingmomwmposted 7 years ago

    Kind of the other way around. My family and friends invade my working from home.

  3. stefancando profile image65
    stefancandoposted 7 years ago

    Good question Alan! A lot of people believe that working from home is better than going to work. I think differently.

    Bringing work home also means bringing the negative aspects that come with it, things you may not want to expose to your family.

    Another thing that is worth considering is whether you can really focus on the job while at home. There will always be distractions: children, neighbors etc.

    Finally, working at home means that it is harder to keep your family life separate. Your mind will always be in two places and this can perhaps distance you from your loved ones and cause unnecessary stress.

  4. wychic profile image88
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    It used to invade every part of my life (and yes, I too had friends and family that invaded my home -- it took them a long time to get it through their head that though I am home, I am still WORKING). It's definitely something that will take over your life if you let it, and it does take conscious effort to keep it from doing so.

    Now it provides more time for me to spend with friends, family, and my hobby pursuits (yay, crafting! And then I write how-to hubs tongue). I finally got to the point that I prioritized and figured out what I liked to do best, and what of that made the most money and couldn't be given to others. Then I took everything else and have been in the process of giving it away to freelancers. For all those who are against outsourcing, I'll have you know that my two new team members were the cheapest, had the most appealing proposals, and they're both in the US wink.

    Now on Tuesday and Thursday I work 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I work 1:00-3:00 and 7:00-9:00 because I go work out in the mornings and my husband's work block is first when I get back so he can have a break from baby. We work together and during one person's work block, it is the other's job to keep all distractions at bay so that the one working can focus entirely on that for two hours. We each end up with four focused, productive hours a day that way. They say the average worker gets less than an hour and a half of productive time in an 8-hour day -- all I can say is that doing it this way and handing off a lot of tasks, we get all our work done, get our weekends off, and really enjoy our time with the kids or watching movies or going camping or anything else.

  5. Str8up Hookups profile image41
    Str8up Hookupsposted 7 years ago

    You must manage time productively,organize your business duties and handle them during business hours,it's a business.

    I start every day at 5am and cut off at 3pm.I've even managed to fit in classes at community college.

    If I have an event then I'll work in the evenings but usually my evenings are for family.I get my son to his practices and music lessons and have ample time to chill with friends and family.

  6. soniafernandez profile image70
    soniafernandezposted 7 years ago

    IT does not invade every part of your life provided you can separate the two more or less. It does allow you more time for friends and family depending on how you can find time for both.

  7. Pamela N Red profile image86
    Pamela N Redposted 6 years ago

    As a freelance writer I often spend hours alone at home with very little interaction with the outside world aside from social media or emails. There are ways to make our lives easier so we don’t go crazy. read more

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)