Convenience, better time management and a better work-life balance are some of the advantages of working from home.
If you are at a stage in your life where you find it difficult to manage both work and home this does not mean you have to switch to part time work or give up your job. There are many alternatives you can explore such as working from home. For instance, you can buy or hire portable offices which allows you to carry on with your work without having to physically be present in the office building. Having a portable office also means that you are able to do two things at once.
For example, you can be on time to pick your child from school and at the same time you can send in your work emails. Being physically present in the office building would mean you have to rush your work and make sure you send the emails whilst ensuring you have time to spare to leave the office to pick up your child from school. When this is the case, it can be hard to focus on either task.
You will not be able to carefully construct the email the way you would like as your goal would likely be to send the email as soon as possible so that you have enough time to pick your child up from school. However, having an alternative option such as a portable office, allows you to work at your own pace. You can carefully construct emails while waiting outside your child’s school as you are not in a hurry to pick up your childyou can concentrate better on your work.
Working from home is more convenient as it allows you to be more involved with regard to the activities happening at home. Especially when you have a young family, your children will be very dependent on you. Therefore, working from home allows you to be at the office and also be present if your children need you as you will be in closer proximity to them than if you were away in the office building.
Working from home in a movable office, means you will likely have better time management. For instance, you will have the ability to wake up in the morning, shower, have your coffee and then peacefully get into your moveable office and start your work without having the stress of making it to work on time. Morning traffic can be brutal which means if you had to physically go into the office building, you would have to factor in the morning traffic.
For instance, if you were to miss your alarm and wake up later than usual you may not even have time to shower as you would need to rush out the door to make it to the office in time. Even if you did wake up on time, there could be factors such as accidents on the road which make you an hour or two late for work. Therefore, due to the late start, you may have to stay at the office for longer in order to finish the workload which means you will likely not make it in time to have dinner with your family.