The Most Difficult Thing About Working From Home

Obviously, I can’t speak for anyone else. But as someone who has worked from home for a while, I find self regulation the hardest part.

I need enough discipline to start and not to stop when I get distracted. So even though I love working from home, it’s still challenging.

I don’t like when people breathe down my neck. That said, I do like when others offer structure. I need deadlines to work effectively.

I enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from home. I can create my own schedule. I’m able to work when I want to rather than when I have to.

Being able to work from home means I don’t need to leave the house every day. Then again, sometimes I want a change of scenery.

As a writer and blogger, I can do what I need to from almost anywhere.

Self discipline isn’t some innate skill. It takes time and effort to build. But being able to work independently is important.

I think working from home has advantages and disadvantages, just like everything else in the world. It’s not for everybody, but because I’m such a homebody, I can’t complain.

Personally I work best when somebody gives me specific instructions beforehand. And then gives me space to do the assigned task.

Everyone’s different, but having both structure and freedom is what I strive for.

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Problems With Working From Home

I know this post isn’t going to be as good as this one. Go ahead, respect my outright honesty. 

Working from home isn’t all fun and games.

Why? Because…

You’re pale.

The sun hurts.

You lack vitamin D.

The sun isn’t food anyway.

You can’t focus.
Blame your friends. Blame your family. Blame everyone and everything else except yourself for this. 

You work all the time.

Yet people still think you’re lazy. 

You work when you’re sick.

A fever has nothing on you. Neither does the flu. 

You’re lonely.

Isn’t everybody?

You rarely speak.

So your voice is all raspy when you do. That could be a perk actually. 

You know every inch of your house.

Because you never leave it. 

You have no idea how to interact with people in real life.

It’s not that important. 

None of these are problems. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking they are. 

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Perks Of Working From Home

As a writer and blogger, I do plenty of work from home. I don’t make any money, but that’s another story. Talk to me in fifty-eight years. That’s when I hope to have my own home to work from.

Maybe you agree with these perks. Perhaps you’re fortunate enough to relate.

You don’t work for anybody.

Unless you work for somebody from home. Otherwise, you work for yourself.

You won’t see people you hate five days a week.

You could even stare at yourself all day long if you wanted to. Love your reflection. Learn to.

You don’t have to buy pants. 

You could if you wanted to, but how often are you going to wear them anyway?

You laugh at your water bill.

When’s the last time you took a shower? Besides if you don’t wear pants, you don’t need to wash them. No laundry? Yes, please.

You don’t believe in brushing your hair or doing your makeup.

Thank you emails. Thank you social media. Thank you conference calls where you can’t see people and people can’t see you.

You can work at 3 in the morning or 11 at night.

You could work at any and every hour. Who needs sleep when you have work?

You won’t be pushed around, literally.

On the bus or subway. On the sidewalks or roads.

Your office is not a toxic environment.

Hopefully. It’s not like you can talk badly about yourself behind your back.

You can make your own choices.

Talk to yourself to fill the void of voices? Stay silent and never speak? The decision is yours.

Isn’t working from home the best? Don’t bother begging to differ.