Being a mom of five kids I always wonder how to survive working from home.
Setting your own schedule, being your own boss and possibly even working in your pyjamas. Sounds great, right? If only working from home were as simple as that. The reality is, making the step to go freelance and work from home is a big deal and it’s something that requires a good amount of thought.
Firstly, for the extroverts among us, stepping away from a buzzing office environment can crush productivity and loneliness can set in. There’s something about a social environment that makes extroverts (and introverts too) thrive.
Others, who need an authoritative figure, find that the lack of accountability can lead to missing client demands and self-made deadlines. Yes, at some point you might actually begin to miss your boss. Who would have thought?
On top of that, when you’re your own boss, you’re required to gather and pay for all the tools you need to complete the job. So, if there’s any expensive software or hardware you need, that’s on you.
Now, we’re not trying to put you off going freelance and working from home; the opposite, in fact. When the art of working from home has been mastered, anyone can thrive. It’s simply important to recognize that the appealing route isn’t going to be a breeze.
If you manage to block distractions and get yourself in the right mind set, you can achieve remarkable things when working from home. Plus, you’ll benefit from a fantastic work-life balance by being able to set your own schedule.
This infographic by My Kind of Monday shows that if you work on your mind set, gather the right tools and are resourceful, then you’ll be thriving instead of surviving.