5 Reasons Why Working From Home can be Beneficial

Working from home has become more popular over the last few years and while COVID-19 has been a major factor for many, it’s no secret that the move has proven to be beneficial in a variety of ways. If you have the opportunity to transition into a remote working environment, but are unsure if it will be the right decision for you, here a 5 reasons why it can be so worthwhile.

1. A better balance between work and home life

Having the opportunity to work from home can allow you to have greater control over your daily life and have more time for the things that you enjoy, as well as the things that need to be taken care of. Simple aspects like having more family time and being at home should someone need you are both things that can help to improve your personal wellbeing. It’s this balance that’s often considered to be one of the best reasons to work remotely.

2. Improved performance and productivity

Many people find that when working from home, there are fewer distractions and interruptions (particularly those that are more common in the office; from chatting, to drawn out meetings). All of this can be excellent for your productivity and often, it can help you to focus on your work and achieve higher levels of performance, too.

3. It could help you to save money

When you think about it, it makes sense that working from home can be a better move financially. There are plenty of reasons why it can help you to save money; from overheads, to travel costs. Even simple things like eating out or buying snacks just for work all add up as the days go by, and you could easily save yourself a good chunk of cash.

4. No need to stress about travel

Getting to and from work is something that you’ll have to deal with on a regular basis with a physical job – and yet it’s something that you’ll be able to avoid when you’re working from the comfort of your own home. From reducing stress and anxiety, to saving you time; there’s a lot to love about the fact that you won’t have to commute often (if at all).

5. A more flexible way to work

Some individuals may find that getting steady employment at onsite jobs isn’t quite as flexible as working from home, especially if they have other commitments or personal circumstances that need to be taken care of (such as a disability). As a result, a more adaptable schedule that allows for breaks can be beneficial for a wide variety of people.

Overall, it can lead to a better work life

All the factors mentioned above and more can all lead to one key, positive factor; it can result in a happier and healthier work life. Whether it allows for more time to enjoy relationships and hobbies or simply relax and feel more comfortable while working, being able to pursue remote roles could mean the difference between being more balanced and feeling overworked.

Jason Acker

Project manager for a multinational in the energy sector. Being a remote worker fits in perfectly with my home and family life. I still pay PAYE so I have all the same rights as the office based staff

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