This article was originally published on Medium (read the original article by clicking the link).
Working from home was a foreign term to me until about three years ago when I became the founder of a company that provides the opportunity of permanently ditching the 9–5, and living the laptop lifestyle.
Covid-19 has changed the world, at least for now. Working from home is compulsory and the norm for the time being. Only if one has a reason not to, can one go to the office, but it is still greatly discouraged. One of the hard parts about working from home is being productive in an environment where we’re used to resting.
But when you get used to working from home, you realize that it has many benefits (Thanks to them, I have been more productive), these are the advantages that I have discovered these last two months working from home:
1. Flexible schedule
Something I have learned from working from home is they focus more on results than on working hours. So as long as you do what you must do, it doesn’t matter when and how long it takes. This is a good advantage, especially because when you finish something that you think will take you more time, you can focus on other things.
2. No traffic
Everyone hates traffic. I think one of the biggest advantages of working from home is not wasting time on traffic. You can use the traffic time by sleeping more, making a better breakfast, exercising, or doing personal projects.
3. Your office can be anywhere
And I’m not just talking about your room or living room. Remote work allows you to work even from another country as long as you have an internet connection. So being able to work remotely is the perfect excuse to visit other places while still making money (as long as you know how to manage your time).
4. Save money
You save money from Fuel (of course). Working from home has allowed me not to spend gas going to and from an office every day, also, from Breakfast and lunch. I know that you might say that I am consuming more food while being home but buying food that you can prepare at home is much cheaper than eating out every day.
Also when you go out, you are likely to visit more stores and buy more unnecessary things when you see them on your way to work.
5. Eat healthier
You don’t have excuses to eat healthier, if you are at home you can buy and prepare healthier food. Something that people usually say when they work in an office is that they don’t eat well because they have to eat what they find in street, but working from home you have all the power to change that habit.
6. Avoid office politics
When you work in an office, you must follow certain rules. Some companies require you to dress in a certain way, or even use certain types of hairstyles. Working from home, you can dress and wear whatever you want.
7. Custom environment
You can create your own workspace. Some offices allow you to customize your desk, but it is not always enough. When you work from home, you can be as creative as you want, you can make a space as comfortable as possible for you.