Most of us are working from home now, and most states are on their way to another lockdown. While working from home seemed to be a great perk back in March, you may be a little sick of it right now. However, having your workspace be right in the middle of your home can actually bring a ton of benefits you may not have thought of. Here are some unique benefits that come with working from home.
You cut down on commute time.
No one likes to start their day by sitting in bumper to bumper traffic. Good thing traffic is so last year, as your only commute right now will be from your bed to your home office. While we know that with all this saved time that it is easy to be tempted to sleep in more, but we suggest waking up at your normal time and taking advantage of your morning. Wake up with the natural light, hop in the shower, and have a nutritious breakfast before you start work. While it’s OK to grab a cup of coffee to drink as you start the day, it is always a good idea to separate your personal time to yourself in the morning rather than start working the second you get up.
You can decorate your home office space exactly as you want.
Unfortunately, most working spaces are designed with form, not function in mind. But your in-office workspace may not be functional enough for you to be productive to the best of your ability. So take advantage of working from home and make the entire room work for you! Invest in a comfortable chair instead of the stuffy desk chair you are used to. Even go crazy and add a standing desk if you need it! Make your home office space a place that you look forward to going to every day. Get decorating your home office with fun finds you discover online. Remember, you don’t have a boss you have to impress now, so feel free to get as creative as you’d like.
You won’t waste tons of time on meetings.
Many companies, like John Foresi, pride themselves on being one of the best companies to work for nationwide. And the answer to how they do this is easy; all their employees spend their time in an extremely productive way. When you work from home, there is no need to have unnecessary meetings, as most communication can be done quickly and efficiently through email. Since your coworkers will most likely be managing their children’s virtual learning, time is precious when working from home. So shorter meetings it is — and who doesn’t like that?
You will feel less like you are chained to your desk.
Now that you are home, you don’t have to stay chained to your desk for eight hours during the day! While yes, there can be tons of distractions in your house, you also have more flexibility to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. For example, if you’re feeling restless during the morning you can easily take a walk around the block to stretch your legs. Or if you need to run a quick errand, you can pop out between meetings. There’s no need to constantly feel like you’re being productive for every single minute of every single — your boss trusts that you will do the best you can during this time, so make sure to take a few minutes to yourself during the day.
While working from home can have a few downfalls, there are plenty of unique benefits that come with working from the comfort of your own couch.