In the working world, depending on the field, it’s the norm to be working in an office
environment. In addition to that, mobile working opportunities seems to be increasing due
to the development of technology, working culture & the ‘hustler’s ambition’ that lives
within individuals especially Millennials and Generation Z. Although mobile-working isn’t for everyone; some may say, they can’t focus at home due to the extreme comfort and easy distractions, it does have its benefits. So, let’s get into it shall we? Here’s how you can experience the benefits of working from home and be productive doing it..
The Beauty Sleep
Benefits: The lay-in, extra time & peace of mind; no delays or weather stress from
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there; transport delays, extreme weather conditions, or that
‘not-so-late’ night out you had causing a strain on your wake-up call to work the next day.
Before you know it, you’re tired before you’ve even sat at your desk, let alone working your
full hours. Londoners, I’m sure you can relate.
Working from home is great if you like a lay-in. Trade in the 6am alarms, snooze button and
rush-hour fatigue for your beauty sleep. Whether you’re a morning/breakfast person or not,
I recommend waking up at least 30 minutes before your work start time. Give yourself time
to do what you need to do in the morning and most importantly, get the rest that you
The Casual Clothes
Benefits: Freedom, warmth & ultimate comfort!
Do you spend your mornings trying to figure out what to wear or where your uniform is? Or
are you always on point & prepared, until you leave the house realising that you didn’t have
enough layers for the weather? Either way, all that drama is non-existent when you work
Follow your own dress code policy and wear whatever you want to. Unless you have a Skype
call or video meeting scheduled, work in your casual clothes for a change. Be it lounge wear
or jeans, the choice is yours. No one said you can’t be productive in your pyjamas or on
track in your tracksuit.
The Comfort Zone
Benefits: Your home, your space.
Your workplace may be fit for purpose, comfortable where it needs to be but nothing beats
your own space. Knowing where everything is, the accessibility not sitting on a crooked
chair, the list goes on.
We all have a favourite spot at home; could be the living room, dining area or the bedroom.
Now that you’re working from home, transform your favourite spot into your working area
and own your space. My go-to spot is my sofa in the winter and garden in the summer. Take
in the ambience especially if you’re planning to be an entrepreneur in the future. This is a
great way to kick-start your female boss mentality.
The Fab Food
Benefits: Saving money, good food & desired portions.
Where are all my foodies at? Depending on your workplace or time, you probably are
always missing breakfast, buying lunch that doesn’t hit the spot (or maybe it does), or
rushing to meal prep and sometimes, you just don’t have the time. If you’re anything like me, you love food and saving money, working from home gives you benefits for both. Delicious breakfasts (may I add, the most important meal of the day), the full portions and if you cook, the perks of tasting your own delicious cuisine for lunch. The best part of
it all, you’re saving those coins you would have spent working from the office. Now you can use it
for anything else you were planning on buying, all because you decided to become Miss
Master Chef whilst working from home. One of my favourite benefits if you ask me haha!
The Lunch Break
Benefits: A REAL lunch break & personal admin time.
Some workplaces don’t have lunch rooms or dining areas and others do. Either way, being
within the work environment on your lunch break can have you feeling like you didn’t really
have a break (especially if you’re at your desk during lunch).
Working from home does the opposite. You might be thinking “What could I actually do in
my lunch break at home?” the answer is simple really; everything you couldn’t do at the
office! Take a non-work-related task and run with it. It could be food shopping, general
shopping, going for a walk, exercise or working on your side hustle, even a nap would
suffice. Realistically, the dynamic change for that period of time will have you feeling
refreshed for the second part of your day. If you’re working from home, get a real lunch
break before you get back to business.
The Sound of Focus
Benefits: Peace & quiet, good aura, motivation melody & focus.
Ever felt like you couldn’t focus at work? The constant chatter, distractions and colleague
requests? Although they all may be necessary at times, it can slow your work rate and have
you feeling like you didn’t have time to complete tasks.
If you are a person who enjoys working with a clear mind and no sound, working from home
is the perfect opportunity to keep your focus especially for specific tasks like heavy writing,
reading and calculations. For those who like to work with music playing, this is also a great
benefit for you, one I personally like to call The Motivation Melody. Just like your go-to gym
playlist during your workout, you can put on your favourite songs and work to the rhythm.
Benefits: Punctual finish & perfect timing.
So, you’ve been invited out on a school or Friday night, you’re tired from a hard day’s work
and still need to get home to get ready before you leave again. Do you still have the energy
for that? This can be off putting at times.
Working from home makes the process so much easier! Instead of going through the
hurdles of getting ready at work (side note sometimes, our colleagues just don’t need to see
the ‘out of work’ versions of ourselves) or the double commute, finish on time and get ready
at your own pace. You can get ready as soon as you’ve finished on the dot and get the party
started. This gives you the chance to cut down the time and have more energy than you
If you have the opportunity to work from home once in a while, take it or create that
opportunity yourself and ask for it. In addition to the benefits mentioned, well being and
mental health play a factor. On top of that, if you can show that you are reliable,
trustworthy and productive in any environment, it might be a good look for you.
Be your own boss whilst you work from home. You’ve got this!
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