When you’re stuck in an office all day, you dream of working remotely from home and how life would be. Since transitioning from working full-time at a desk in the city to working from home, I thought I’d list out a few pros and cons.
Pro: You can work around what’s happening in your life.
Con: It can be difficult to establish a routine because there is no traffic to miss or trains to catch.
Pro: Wear what you want!
Con: Feeling over-dressed if you wear ‘work clothes’.
Pro: No office place distractions like open-plan offices or loud conversations.
Con: There are plenty of other distractions…
Pro: Less pressure to ‘look’ like you’re working
Con: Ensuring the right people see your results to ‘prove’ you are actually doing what you’re paid to do.
Pro: As soon as I close my laptop, I’m with my family. No commute, no delay.
Con: As soon as I close my laptop, I’m with my family. No time to switch contexts from work to home life.
Working remotely is both a blessing and a curse. I’m enjoying the flexibility and focus I can impose on myself, yet at the same time I struggle with the mingling of work and home life and separating priorities during the day.
If you work from home, how do you find it?