Whether you dump the day job to be full time, self employed, or you’re just supplementing your income with a part time job, there are many ways your life improves drastically when you take the plunge and work for yourself.
Here are just a few of the positive changes.
1-You’re the boss
From what desk to work on to what time you have lunch, and what music will be playing (if any), working for yourself means you get to make all the decisions about your environment, your time and your tastes, which means you can tailor that environment to suit your own personal needs.
You don’t have to argue with anyone about trivial office BS, fight for a workplace parking space, and better still you get to decide about when and where you eat.
2 – Work where you like
Some people choose to turn a spare bedroom into an office, while others work from their dining room table or even their sofa. It’s up to you. Working for yourself means you are responsible for your own productivity and whatever makes you feel happy goes.
3 – Wear what you like
When you remove office dress codes from the picture, you really get to explore what makes you comfortable. Whether you’re the type of person who gets dressed in business casual or like my wife, who often does her first hours work in her pyjamas it’s entirely up to you.
4 – No Commute
Did you know that anything longer than a 30 minute drive to work increases your stress levels and makes you an unhappier person all round? Why not remove that stress from your life by working for yourself? Working from home means no commuting, which also means less time wasted every day. Quitting my commute into London gave me back 4 hours a day, to use to enjoy doing other things.
5 – Pets as co-workers?
Recently, studies have shown that having pets in the workplace could increase productivity. But is your boss really going to let you drag your dog or cat into your office. The great thing about pets is, they will force you to take breaks from your desk from time to time, which is very important to your mental and physical health.
6 – You run the day
What time to start work is a decision that you may not have had to make up till now, when you’re no longer obliged to get up at 6am every day, you soon discover whether you work better in the early morning, afternoon or even late at night. Some at-home workers start their day as early as 5am, but by lunchtime, they’ve already worked an eight-hour day and can take the afternoon off, guilt-free. Others prefer to work more traditional 9-5 day, while some only get going by late morning, but work until well into the evening.
7 – You control your callender
How many times have you turned down a social event you really wanted to attend because could not get time off work? If you’re self-employed, you get to make the decisions on when to work and when to party. If you want to attend a social event but know you have a lot of work to do, you have the choice of putting a couple of late nights or early mornings to get the work done in advance.
Working for yourself comes with many advantages, these are just a few. I bet, if you think about it, you could come up with a few more.
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