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The Benefits of Working Remotely

You’ve heard the benefits of working remotely—you can wear comfy PJs, avoid the daily commute, and check your inbox from a hammock. And you know most companies have remote jobs available these days. Take a look at these ways your life can be different when you work remotely.

1. You’ll be your own boss.

Sure, you can be your own boss in your current job, but you’re always answering to a higher power, be it your boss, clients, vendors, or other coworkers. When you work remotely, you’re the one calling the shots. When you want to take a personal day, you don’t have to ask for permission. You’re your own boss!

2. You’ll be happier.

Working from home might not be your dream job (since you probably don’t want to do it forever) but working remotely has been shown to increase employee happiness. This is especially true for people who work from home. Those who work from home are happier than people who work at the office, and happy people are more productive. This can improve your productivity across the board.

3. You’ll have more time for yourself.

You’re not sitting in a car on your commute every day, so that’s time saved. You don’t have to commute, so that’s time saved. You can work when you want, so you can go to the gym in the middle of the day and then answer emails in the evening. There are endless ways you can use your time to be a better version of yourself.

4. You’ll have a better work-life balance.

Most people who work from home or from an office outside of the city have a better work-life balance. You don’t have to spend hours getting ready and commuting to work. You can, if you want to, spend all day in PJs (Although, we don’t recommend doing this when working remotely), read the paper, take a nap, and answer emails all at once. When you work from home, you can make up for what you missed on a workday during the weekend. You’re now one iced coffee away from seeing friends and family. And finally, you can take off for vacation when you want to, not when the company tells you you can.

5. You’ll be more productive.

Since you’re not wasting time commuting to work and back, you’ll have more time to focus on getting work done. As a bonus, you can usually spend time outside, which is proven to make you more productive. Your house or apartment is your office, so you won’t be distracted by coworkers or even Microsoft Word.

6. You’ll feel more accountable.

When you’re working from home, you’ll have to be more accountable for your work. You’ll have to work harder to get your work done. There’s no one in the office to impress. There’s no one to go to for help. And you won’t be able to iPhone it in when you don’t feel like it. You’ll have to get your work done!

7. You’ll have more leisure time.

Being a freelancer or working from home means that you have more leisure time. This is because you don’t have to add hours to your day to get ready for the office.

8. You’ll spend less money on commuting.

If you leave the house every morning, you’ll spend money on gas and wear your car down faster. When you work remotely, you can schedule your downtime so that you don’t have to commute.

To Summarise

Working remotely has its perks—you’ll have more time for yourself, spend less money on commuting, and be your own boss. Plus, if you’re a freelancer, you’ll be able to take on more clients, which should mean more money in your pocket. Don’t just take our word for it, see what Facebook (now Meta) have to say: Working Remotely – Workplace by Meta

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