Why Working From Home Works
The workplace has changed drastically due to the pandemic that began in 2020. If your company allowed you to work from home at that time, you’re either just now heading back to work or waiting to hear if that day will even come. If you’re like me, work from home was more than just that; My days include tending to a little one. Here I am months later balancing both on top of personal projects. I’ve worked from home a number of days a week for over 7 years but this past year was like starting all back over.
There is something about waking up in the morning and not having to worry about traffic and having more hours of the day with my family. Don’t get me wrong, like anything else there are some drawbacks but the rewards make it worthwhile. Working-from-home was something I never thought about until I was given the option to do it. There is beauty in having choices in the workplace.
A survey was taken amongst 30,000 U.S. workers showing 20% will continue to work from home compared to the 5% before. The study also showed workers being more productive while working from home. I personally find myself to be more productive as well. Another benefit to working from home is being able to network with more people if you work for a large company.
So what are some drawbacks? Here are 5 disadvantages according to Vulcan Post:
- You’re on the job 24/7
- You get really lonely
- You’re bed becomes stressful
- You get left out discussions
- You’re easily distracted
If you’re a person who enjoys working from home you’re probably crossing your fingers hoping that your company will become 100% remote when the time comes to make a decision. A good way to let your company know what you want is to be vocal about it. The majority of companies will send out a survey asking for your opinion about various topics. This is your time to tell them what you want. If there are no questions relating to work-from-home, you could simply mention it in the comments area of the survey.
Now if you’re someone who doesn’t like working from home, you could essentially talk about the advantages and disadvantages in the comment area. Since you will be addressing the unfavorable side you may want to include studies from accredited sources. Don’t be afraid to share your opinion, that’s what surveys are for.
I personally like to work from home. Here are a few things I enjoy doing for my morning routines (Note: I left out the boring stuff. ). I also had a routine when I worked in an office as well. Although I wasn’t able to do as much, I still owned my morning. Feel free to share your morning in the comment area of this article.
- Early morning meditation before leaving my bed.
- Baby time (I have an entire routine for my little one.)
- Work on a hobby or go for a walk
- Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea
- Finally clock into work
I encourage you to have a morning routine, whether you’re in the office or working from home; start your day with something you enjoy doing. Having a routine can make a workday less stressful and fulfilling.