Since the pandemic started, just like most people, I’ve been working from home.
As someone who lives in London, I can’t stress enough how much I love & enjoy working from home.
Working from home has more benefits than working in an office in my opinion. To the contrary, working from home is an enablement for you to be more productive. Perhaps 10 times more productive than working in an office. Why you may ask?
The lesser the distractions within an office, the more you can establish what I call ‘focus time’ for yourself. With more focus time you can get more stuff done. ✅
There are so many distractions within an office!
Think of the amount of Coffee or Toilet breaks you take. Someone tapping you on the shoulder to ask you a question about something that is only important to them and the pressure of the demand from them that you have to satisfy them. Or how about the times you play Pool with your colleague in the ‘social breakout’ area?
Or perhaps Ping Pong Table Tennis is more your thing…
The comfort of home
Being at home, I am so comfortable in my own personal environment.
I no longer need to dress ‘appropriately’ for work or dress to please certain individuals. I can wear what I want. I can wear just my boxer shorts and be topless during hot summer time (we’ve certainly had many of those during this summer in the UK of 2022).
My home is my own environment. As long as I can carve out a space for ‘work’ then I can work effectively. For sure, I would still take my Coffee and Toilet breaks at required times but I no longer need to deal with people tapping me on the shoulder for their ‘urgent’ issue. I can react to teams or slack messages whenever I want or I can choose to ignore them (which I find myself doing a lot recently).