For about a year now, I have been working consistently from home, emphasis on “consistently.” It isn’t like working from home was an alien concept to me prior to this one year period. It’s the consistency part of it I might concur with its being quite a big deal. I have to say, my experience with working from home so far has been great. I’m presently loving it, and here are some personal reasons why.
The Pressure Of Having To Dress Up Daily Is Completely Eliminated.
As trivial an activity as it seems, dressing up is one activity I have grown to dislike. Nowadays, I’m hardly enthusiastic about dressing up. The decision fatigue that comes from making wardrobe decision drains me. I know some people are right now like, “Calm down, it’s not that deep, it’s just to wear cloth.” And, yes, I know. But it stresses me out. Trivial things like that do, and I can’t help it. That’s the more reason why I enjoy that I can work from home. I could work all day with only my towel wrapped around my waist, just like I actually did today.
Human Distractions Are Reduced To The Barest Minimum
Mine is a chronic case of introversion. As much as I don’t actively fight having people around, I must admit I appreciate time apart from them more. Having people around, or having to be around them for long periods drain me. Not only that, it stifles my creativity as I usually need to shut down creatively to properly engage these people. Depending on the situation, I might shut down partly or completely. Of course, I have made progress with striking a balance. But I’d rather much prefer that I don’t have cause to put what I’ve learnt into practice. Working from home offers me that liberty. It means less of such distractions and a higher chance at working at my creative best.
No Office Pressure To Deal With
Traditional office environments are generally not one of my favorite environments to be in. The formal uptightness and conventional rigidity commonly associated with these spaces don’t work for me. I love to be in environments unlike this, I find it easier to thrive creatively in such environments.
I Love Taking Breaks To Engage In Mundane Activities.
I enjoy taking short breaks between creative sessions. With each milestone, be it personal, daily or a project milestone, I enjoy treating myself to a short break. Only in cases of extreme importance would you find me on creative marathons. I love me my breaks so darn much. Those short spells away from whatever I’m presently working on, as short as they characteristically are, I find very revitalizing. It’s like when F1 drivers pull over for their teams to quickly work their magic on the vehicles before zooming off.
For these breaks, I have a particular preference for doing mundane stuffs. Cleaning dishes in the kitchen sink, mopping the floor, restoring order to my closet, doing tiny bits of my laundry. Bottom line is, it’s mostly the mundane activities. Unfortunately for me, these are all activities that are out of place in an office environment. Working from home seems to me a preferable option, as I wouldn’t want to see my sanity questioned.
Does all this mean I would never work in an office? Of course not. If working in an office is the sacrifice required to get the job done, I’ll adapt.
Do you, unlike me, prefer to operate in an office environment? If your answer is yes, I would love to know specific reasons why it is so. Please, feel free to drop your reasons in the comment box below.