First let me make something clear. If you expect this article to be about the benefits of working from home, stop reading. This ain’t THAT type of post. Nope. I am going to tell you a true story, my story and you can help me draw a few conclusions about what stays and what needs to go/change.
I have been teaching online for 2 years now. Teaching online? Yeap. I use Skype and teach people English. I am in Greece and my learners are in France. That is my morning job, so it is only inevitable that I work from home. In the afternoons, I work as a freelance teacher and my students come to my home. So, again I am at home. Now let’s do the math.
Morning online teaching 9-2:30: 5,5 hours
Afternoon teaching at home 4-9: 5 hours
Does this look appealing? Are you jealous? Well, don’t be. What this actually means is that I am at home all day, working. When I am not working I am kinda working.
Kinda working activities: blogging, reading blog posts, social media-ing, preparing for lessons, material designing.
So, in my free time at home, once again, I am in front of the computer. You want more? I work out at home as well. I have a stationary bike in my room, so that’s where my gym is!! Yeap.
I do not need to go to the supermarket cause someone else does. I do not need to go into town to pay bills cause someone else does.
So, what about weekends? Well, on the weekends, I go out a bit (nothing cray cray people. Just a meal or a drink).
Now, time to make a list:
- It’s convenient
- You save money
Disadvantages of working from home
- Well, if you work all day, like me, you will probably end up with vitamin D deficiency (that’s cause you never see the sun).
- At some point you will become one with your chair.
The action plan-Things I am now changing
I want to work out more which is why I am cutting down on my kinda work related activities and am running to my bike a bit more.
I will continue my hobby which is painting and do more chores that have to be done outside the house, like paying a bill!! No online bill paying folks.
Working from home has it advantages, but there are disadvantages as well. So lovelies, do you work from home? How do you manage?
Talk soon xxx