Working from home has a lot of upsides. That includes having the freedom to create your own workspace, something that you can truly say your own. Aside from this, however, you need to make sure your home office is a place that encourages productive work. After all, it isn’t just your will that affects how you work but your surrounding as well.
Facing The Challenges Of Working From Home Headlong
I’ve been working from home – telecommuting, as the technical term says it – for the past 6 or 7 years now. Freelancing gave me the opportunity to work while having an active presence in my family’s life. I think of telecommuting as killing two birds with one stone. I’m able to earn and take care of my family both at the same time.
…from a study conducted by Telework Research Network, thirty million people telecommute or work from home at least one day per week, which is expected to increase by 63% in 2018. In addition, of the three million Americans who work exclusively from home, 54% claim to be happier than those who do not. — Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
Multitasking has become such a regular part of our lives that most of us believe we do it well—and few imagine it could actually be dangerous. — Guy Winch Ph.D.
Marie, a mother of two who works as a hotel receptionist by day and takes business administration classes at night, believes she’s a master multitasker. “I have to or I won’t survive!” she laughingly said. She admitted that it was hard the first time but things got easier once she learned what she called “the ways of the trade”.
You Versus Procrastination!
Many who experience repeated procrastination want to change. This desire and motivation to change is most acute when time is running out and the person procrastinating is in the throes of an emotional storm of anxiety. — Michael Brustein, PsyD
Procrastination is the art of delay – putting off what needs to be done to do something that’s less important. Almost everybody – if not everybody – is guilty of it. You might even have something to do right now but put off doing it to read this article.
The more connected workers felt to the office, the more pressure they felt to “get ahead” by staying on the clock for extended periods of time. With only twenty-four hours in a day, something had to give. — Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.
We are now at the age where working mothers is the in thing. Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics of 2016, 70.6 percent of women with children under 18 years old are working or looking for work. Some women choose to work for career satisfaction, others because their families need the income. There are even mothers who, soon after giving birth, decide to go back to the workplace because of fear of losing career opportunities.