When you have a position which can be done remotely, the temptation of considering working from home full-time can be very appealing. While having a physical office to complete your work in can be nice at times, working remotely also has its perks!
When you work remotely, it can be easier to manage your time - especially if you have little ones running around. You won’t have to worry about finding someone to watch your kids while you are at work because you would be working straight from the comfort of your own home! In addition, you won’t have to worry about making extra time for commuting to the coffee shop before work or anything like that. Make that coffee at home, make sure the kiddos are settled, and get to work!
One of the most stressful parts about having a job in a physical office space is the commuting - especially in the 8am rush hour. My favorite part about working remotely is not having to worry about making sure I get up and leave on time to make it through traffic. Also, you won’t have to worry about supervisors getting upset that you are late for work. All you have to stress about is making sure you get up at a decent hour so that you are ready to work when you are supposed to!
Personally, I LOVE personalizing my office space; however, some companies don’t allow employees to make their space their own. This is one of the more appealing perks about working remotely. A personalized work area can make you more productive and provide you with a sense of accomplishment when you’re doing your job. I highly recommend it!
One of my favorite parts about working remotely is the flexibility in my schedule. With remote jobs, most of the time employers don’t give you a set schedule for your week. As long as you continue to complete your work on time, they don’t mind whether you work 8AM - 5PM or whether you only work in the evenings. If I want to go out on a hike for part of the day, I can, then I’ll just finish my work when the fun is over! Aside from the time flexibility, you can also choose where you want to work. Go to a local coffee shop and work for a few hours, no one can stop you!
Holding a remote position, whether you realize it or not, may end up saving you money in the long run. Without coworkers encouraging you to get takeout for lunch with them, or having the temptation of getting coffee every morning, you’ll actually be able to save that money for groceries or fun leisure activities. It may go unnoticed at first, but you would be surprised how much money you save when you work from home!