There are so many incredible benefits of working from home, that we are grateful that we aren’t having to return to an office! From avoiding bad weather to working in our jammies to endless (free) coffee, those are just the highlights for us! But when it really comes down to it, there’s much more to it.
For us, working in an actual office meant having to appear a certain way, to (rarely) challenge the opinions of others, and being crammed into a box that didn’t allow for much wiggle room, let alone any growth. This was the main reason Avustaa was created – we encourage growth and ask for the opinions of others because that’s how WE will grow and learn. Ultimately, it’s how we will succeed.
It also meant just “doing what you’re told” and not thinking twice about it. And while, yes, that was technically part of our job, it didn’t make it suck any less. Essentially being on-call and working far more than what was being compensated, having the ability to design your own life and your own schedule creates so much more mental freedom. It alleviates so much of the anxiety and #AllThingsCorporate that just drains the life out of you.
Another benefit of working from home, and this one is huge for us, is our healthy well-being. This isn’t just physical or emotional, it’s just literally everything. Being able to do some housework during the day when taking a break from working helps us keep on top of things and reduces the stress of seeing a huge pile of laundry on the floor for days. Taking 20 minutes to vacuum is a great screen break, too, and when you have a dog who sheds as much as mine, the stress of always seeing dog hair doesn’t help. Win-Win.
For us, it isn’t about one or two large things being done around the house that makes us feel accomplished. It’s all of the smaller things that add up. It also does wonders for our relationships, too, as then we aren’t having to sacrifice that time to clean (or do other chores).
Working from home also paves the way for healthier eating habits (except for our endless coffee intake!), as it’s much easier to make healthier options at home and you’re less likely to impulse buy something quick from the office or somewhere nearby.
Lastly, it provides us with the opportunity to pause and exercise. Whether it’s walking the dog, doing a weight circuit, or hitting up a Pilates class, you’re able to structure your day in a way that suits YOU best, while still producing high-quality work. And you’re likely to produce way higher quality when you aren’t feeling stressed or anxious. We also tend to get more done in a smaller period of time so that we are able to do all these other things and not feel guilty about it!