My Benefits Of Working From Home
I find there are many benefits and advantages of me working from home. Here are just a few.
The greatest advantage I find is that of flexibility. I am able to work whatever hours suit me, and whenever they suit. Whilst I still put in many hours throughout the week, probably more than a standard working week, I can work these hours when I please.
I often find that the very early hours of the morning, before sunrise, when everywhere is quiet is my most productive time and yet other days, my creative juices are flowing in the very late hours at night. Either way, I can choose when to work, as it best suits me.
Working from home allows me to become involved in activities and events that traditionally I would not usually be able to. For example, I have taken a position on the College Board at the College where my children attend. Whilst meetings are in the evenings, I avail myself for any duties during the day time and have been called upon several times for various meetings.
The flexibility of working from home also allows me to pursue social and leisure activities often at a more suitable time than I otherwise could. As a ‘boatie’ I enjoy taking out my runabout boat across to the local islands near where I live. If the weather if fine, the seas glassy and the sun shining, I can be in the waters in 15 minutes. I can simply shut down the computer, hook up the boat and we’re gone. I know I can do my work at a later time.
Another great advantage of working from home is the time saved commuting. In fact there is the time savings as well as the financial savings. No fuel costs, no parking costs, no contribution to greenhouse gases via my exhaust fumes, in fact it is a win-win situation all around. No more eating lunch in some small lunch room, I can have morning tea and lunch at home, and with my family.
Security of my home is a huge benefit I have working from home. My office window overlooks the front of our home and I can see all activities. Whilst other neighborhood home (albeit very seldom) have been broken into, my home is very secure and unlikely to be broken into whilst I am home every day. I find also that I can mix up my business work with chores around the house. I can have a break from the computer and do a little gardening, any small repair or maintenance jobs and return to the computer later.
Having elderly parents, I am available to assist them whatever their needs. I can take them to medical appointments and help where they need it and when they need it.
Finally, a great benefit of working from home is the cost savings. I don’t need to rent office space elsewhere, I don’t need to pay for travel and parking and one of the greatest factors for me – I can wear what I want, when I want. No one cares or knows that I can sit in my bathers and write this article.