Having your own business can be pretty awesome, and one of the best perks is the ability to work from home. Working from home for sure has some pros (hello leggings), but it also has some cons (hello people-pleasing on overdrive).
A lot of us got a taste of the #workfromhome life, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit us hard earlier this year, but if you are considering making the move to work from home full-time, here is a run-down of the best and worst things about it.
This is probably one of the biggest perks of working from home with your own business. Are you one of those rare people who gets their best work done at 5 AM? Well, you can get to it as early as you like. Or if you are like me and need to hit the snooze button a few times before getting out of bed, that’s not a problem!
Working from home gives you the freedom to implement your ideal work week every week! Need help figuring out what that would look like? Check out my printable to help you get started!
While you have the flexibility in your schedule initially to do whatever you want with your business, depending on your personality, you may get sucked into the people-pleaser trap. You may find yourself working late hours and long days to please your customers and clients all while losing yourself in your business.
This can quickly lead to burn out and forgetting why you started your business in the first place. However, with the right tips and tricks, you CAN create boundaries when working from home, it just takes some extra effort!
No need to worry about the commute or waking up an extra hour early to miss the crazy traffic. All of that hassle you may have dealt with during the corporate office days are gone.
While the kitchen can be tempting if you have a tendency to snack (me included!), it also super nice because you can make yourself filling and healthy meals without being rushed! Also, you won’t ever make it all the way to work to realize you left something important in your living room, because you are right next to it.
Yep, you read that right. This is both a good and bad thing. It can be tempting to bring that laptop from your desk to the kitchen countertop or to the sofa. Which may result in an accidental nap or two…
Do your best to keep your workspace separate from your living space. Closing the door at the end of the day helps me! This is one of the ways you can help keep boundaries firm between your business and your personal life.
We’ve got to end on a positive, of course! No one has to know that you blast Post Malone during that social media caption writing session or that up top you have a cute blouse on and leggings on the bottom. For me, the good outweighs the bad, and the work from home life is one of the best decisions I have ever made!
See more of my day-to-day working from home on my Instagram! I also have more quick tips and resources there. And if you are getting started with working from home, but are realizing you could use some extra help, check out my virtual assistant services!