It's official, I have finished one whole month of working from home. Can I just say this. I freaking love it! In case you missed it, I ended that sentence with an explanation mark. Just to make sure you understand how happy I am with this arrangement.
So today I am going to share my top five reasons why I love working from home.
1. No more dress code, unless I want one.
The first couple of days I sat around in my pajama's and slippers. But that got old really quick. What I learned is that while I like the choice of not having to dress up, in the end for me to be my most productive self, I have to. I will admit that I don't go all out and wear the dress clothes, but I do get up and do the hair and make-up. It puts me in a more professional frame of mind, and that works for me.
2. No more commuting.
I used to have about a 1.5 hours commute each day, now it's about twenty seconds. I should admit that I didn't actually hate my commute time. This is when I would listen to new music and work out plot points for stories in my head. But-in full disclosure-the drive home would drive me insane, especially toward the end of the week when I was ready for the weekend. Of course with the cost of gas prices rising, this is win-win for me.
3. Eating better.
I swear I am eating better than I ever have. In fact, I have lost about four pounds this month. I can have breakfast everyday with my husband if I want. Not that I do, because he has to be out of the house early every day. But the point is, I could if I want to. I eat lunch at home every day, and I have not fallen victim to grazing, thank you very much. We eat dinner by five every night. If I forget to pull something out that morning, I still have time during the day. In the past, if I forgot, I had to scramble for things to make for dinner.
4. My new work space.
I love my home office and the fact that it is set up exactly the way I want it is a bonus. My workspace is a little warm during the day, what with the server and two machines I have going full time. This space works for me. I have a new work station and plenty of space for everything.
5. More flexible work hours.
I start work at 7:30 CST. This means I can roll out of bed at seven and be at work on time with breakfast. If I have extra work to do in the evenings I don't have to pack up a briefcase, because I can just take a break for dinner and some down time with the hubs before I go back to it.
What does this all mean for me. Less stress, and for that I am grateful. I don't know if this honeymoon period will wear off or not, but check back in and l promise to keep you guys posted. For the rest of my buds who work from home I would love to hear your take on this. Share, share!