Hello, all! I’m back with another installment of my blog series that covers what I love about being a Work At Home Mom.
Are you impressed with all the many reasons I’ve provided so far? If you’ve missed the first 4 parts in this series, you can get caught up here. Now let’s get moving on to our next 10 on the list.
70 Things I Love about My Work at Home (WAHM) Life #’s 41-50
41. I get weekends and holidays off—When it comes to working evenings, weekends, and holidays, I have been there, done that, and it’s not enjoyable. Working for myself allows me to determine when I will work, and I normally choose to take weekends and holidays off.
42. I can work ahead in anticipation of times off—There’s a reason many Americans hesitate to use their vacation time—being off work can be stressful due to the amount of work you may come back to. When I know I will be taking some time off, whether it be a day or week, I can work ahead. This helps me to feel calmer when I return and provides minimal service interruption to my clients.
43. I can work on the road—Although I do 99% of my work from home, if I need to be away from my home office, I can still work on the road as long as I have access to a computer and Internet. This is helpful if I go on vacation or have a family emergency.
44. I have a reduced chance of car accidents, traffic tickets, and car repairs—This may seem silly, but I commuted to a job for years, so I know what can occur when you have to drive back and forth. The truth is: the less you travel, the less risk of getting into an accident, getting a ticket, or getting stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire. Avoiding such unpleasant happenings is a money saver.
45. I am able to find improved focus—I am an introvert, and as an introvert, I need to have a quiet place without distractions to work in. Workplaces are ripe with aspects that can distract an introvert like me. Working from home provides an optimum environment for me to avoid distractions in order to attain maximum productivity.
46. I can keep up with social media—This is similar to email, but when I am up to date on my social media, I feel calm and grounded. I can check social media throughout the day, which is where I get my news, keep up with my interests, and socialize with others.
47. I get to network with other work-at-home professionals—It may seem lonely to work by yourself, but it really is not. In fact, I get to interact with many other work-at-home professionals on a daily basis, normally through social media and email. Some of my favorite people to network with are other WAHMs. I also love networking with other bloggers, writers, and social media experts. My interaction with these individuals provides inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. Because I choose who to network with, often my interactions are much more meaningful than you may have with co-workers you are stuck with. It makes me think of the Bible verse: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” –Proverbs 27:17.
48. I can use the programs I want to use—Each employer you work for may have different programs they use. Working for myself, I get to choose which programs I prefer instead of being forced to use ones less intuitive to me.
49. I am my own boss—There is something infinitely freeing about not having a dreadful boss ruling over you. Often people tend to work harder when they work for themselves instead of slaving away for a boss who may not appreciate your efforts.
50. I can rely on myself—I always hated group projects or relying on others to get stuff done. Even though it may be more work in the end, it is reassuring to know I only need to trust myself to get tasks done, not others who may flake out or not get the work done properly.
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