Working From Home Pros and Cons
Working from home pros and cons – yes, believe it or not, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows.
Since I personally work from home, I’d like to share working from home pros and cons for anyone who is considering giving it a try. I think there are a lot of misconceptions out there on what it’s actually like, versus what they imagine it to be.
Don’t get me wrong, working from home can be great. It allows me to work at my own pace, run errands, take care of any kid needs that arise…in other words, I do get to set my own schedule. For the most part.
I think people picture something like this…kicked back on the couch with your feet up. That could not be further from the truth. I can’t say I never get to sit down and take a break, but I definitely don’t spend that much time just relaxing.
I am currently juggling two websites, along with trying to get a few other projects going. I also have a side job that I do once a week that’s outside of the home.
I am also still responsible for laundry, errands, pets, kids, and keeping the house clean in general. Sometimes it’s hard trying to juggle all of these different tasks, and actually making progress with them.
Then I have my family, who also need me for different things occasionally. I’ve been told that for someone who doesn’t have an actual 9 to 5 job, I’m the busiest person they know. Ha.
Sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind! But I try to remember to breathe, and take things one day at a time. I am, after all, only one person!
To sum up working from home pros and cons, let’s review.
Pros of working from home –
Obviously there are some definite benefits of working from home. The ones I find important to me personally are going to differ from someone else, but I’m hoping it will at least give you a general idea.
- I can set my own schedule (for the most part)
- I can work at my own pace
- If I need to take a break, I take a break
- I’m able to mix things up – a little housework, a little computer work…etc
- I am available when my kids need me
- I’m able to go on field trips and to school functions
- I can start and stop the main aspects of my day when I’m ready (for the most part
These are just a few of the pros to working from home that stand out to me. Again, it’s not always perfect. Here are some of the things I consider to be cons of working from home.
Cons of working from home –
- Most people think you have way more free time than you actually do (if you are actually trying to accomplish something)
- You get asked to do lots of “favors”
- Your day does NOT always go as planned
- There is such a thing as being TOO available
- The pay isn’t great (depending on what type of work from home job you have)
- It can get lonely and monotonous
- You don’t really get to interact with people, so you miss out on certain things you’d get working outside of the home
As you can see, working from home pros and cons may not be exactly what you imagine them to be. I do enjoy it for the most part. There are times when I wonder if I should try something different. And who knows, one day I might.
For now, my adventures stay mostly within my home. I hope this post will at least give you some idea of what to expect if you’re considering working from home.
Here are some work from home ideas, if you’re looking for some!
If you already work from home, share your experience! Everyone’s is different, and I’d love to hear from others!
While you’re here, check out some of my other posts! 🙂
See you in the next post!