When it comes to working from home, there are host of misconceptions floating about out there. Those that don’t work from home think it isn’t a ‘real’ business; those who do always treat it like one. There are misconceptions about this style of work coming from all angles. Below, we will seek to dispel a few of these misconceptions as well as give tips on how to beat them daily.
Although working from home is one of the best decisions I’ve made so far, I still have this thought at times that what if I unintentionally neglect my most important role in life – being a “mom” to my children. Being visible is not just it. Yes, they see me seated on my chair as soon as they come home from school, but there are times that I couldn’t keep up with what they really need from me. Guess, I’m just lucky to have a house helper around to assist me, but there will always be things that only a mom can and must handle, personally.
Some days, I feel like things are working the way I like it. I get to spend time with my children on weekends, and in between my working hours when they need assistance on their homework. On other days, I feel like quitting and just be a SAHM, focusing on household chores, school events and the likes.
I’ve been an on and off WAHM for over 9 years now and finally settled to being one again, just this year. I still remember vividly when my brother
One of the many perks of working from home is that you can either squat on the floor and move around the house without any hassle. As long as there is a stable internet connection, no problem. Although in my case, I prefer to have a working corner for myself, especially that I spend half of my working hours during bedtime. If I work in bed, there is a tendency that I doze off without knowing it. Anyway, this corner used to be the space for our shoes. The moment I had the built-in shoerack made downstairs, I thought this could be a perfect place for my working corner.
A pleasant working space makes a big difference, well, at least for me. It helps me boost my morale and increases my productivity.
When you work in a corporate world, and your child is sick, working from home for the time being can be considered but for how long, you don’t know. Ideally, it doesn’t work that way. You just got to deal with it by the time you are finally back to work, physically. Been there a lot. To those who have followed how my youngest daughter would often fall sick knew very well how I struggled with absences and keeping up with the office works. I knew from my heart that there were times when my co-workers would roll their eyes because I had to take another sick day with my daughter.
If you are a mom, you know very well how difficult it could get when dealing with a sick child. Either way, working from home or from the office are both the same. Let’s then list down the advantages and disadvantages when dealing with and caring for a sick child:
I am completing my first month at work next week, that’s 9th of February to be exact. Despite being swamped with marketing campaigns and other related tasks at times, and the fact that I am still getting myself more familiarized with all the tools and processes, I didn’t feel any pressure, at all. I can call it “time-management” but I want to believe that it’s also the positive attitude as a team that we all got.
It does make a lot of difference when you can work at peace, with no pressure, and demanding bosses. The fact that I work from home makes everything easier for me, especially now that my Internet has been upgraded and the best part about it was they are paying for the monthly add-on payment. Such a big help! I have no more reason to whine just because I couldn’t get some things done smoothly due to slow connection. In fact, I can watch video clips and tutorials and movies on YouTube with no buffering. I can now complete my tasks way faster than the usual because of this. The upgrade has really been a great help!