Last week, we covered the not-so-fun topic of plagiarism. To give you some variety, this week’s post is a bit silly. Though I promise it’s useful, too.
Being your own boss has a lot of advantages. Below are just a few of them—most of which apply to working from home in general.
- Choose what assignments you want to work on.
- Spend as much or as little time on a project as you want, depending on client deadlines.
- Set your own work times: Mornings just don’t do it for you? Don’t work in the morning! Maybe you work best at 2 a.m., or 10 p.m., or 6 a.m., or…you get the idea. You might prefer to work for a couple of hours, go run an errand, go for a run, and then work for another couple of hours.
- Cut your commute time down to zero. Okay, maybe a few seconds to at least get from your breakfast table to your work desk.
- Spend more time with your loved ones when you work your schedule around them.
- Play loud music or work in total silence. During your breaks, you can sing at the top of your lungs and scare the neighbors/the mailman/the neighbor’s cat with your funky dance moves.
- Sit at a desk, stand at a desk, run in place, perch on a balance ball…whatever works best for you. No one will give you a weird look for spinning around in your chair multiple times.
- Eat stinky food for lunch: fish, curry, whatever has a strong scent. No workers are around to complain.
- Work in your pajamas. Work naked! (No one needs to know.)
- Get your ideas flowing while running on the treadmill or singing in the shower.
- Do errands mid-day, cook, do your laundry, etc. As long as you get in a full-day of work at some point during the earth’s 24-hour rotation, it doesn’t matter what you schedule when.
Overall, you’ll have a lot less stress and be a happier person. 🙂
Today’s post has been brought to you by Black Books, Psych, Charlieiscoollike, and possibly too much time spent laughing at silly animated gifs.