Working from home definitely has its benefits. I get to spend at least part of my days with my daughter, and I’m always here for when the boys get home from school. There are a few essentials to efficiently work from home, however.
An office space
A separate office space makes all the difference in the world. Preferably, a desk in its own room that can be closed off when needed. I’m still working on that, though. My desk is in the living room, right in the hub of all the action. Not ideal, but at least I can say that I know what’s going on.
For my line of work, which is done entirely online, if I don’t have a reliable internet connection then I have nothing. I live off my email, basically. So for those of us who cry a little inside when the internet goes down, either from lost income or missed networking opportunities, the most dependable options come from dedicated Ethernet services.
About once a week, my mom comes to take my daughter for the day. This gives me a chance to play catch up for all I’ve missed throughout the week. It’s a lifesaver, as I usually have quite a bit to play catch up on and it helps keeps me on schedule. But that’s part of working from home. It’s a juggle of playing with my daughter and getting stuff done, and playing with my daughter usually wins out.
This is a partnered post and all opinions are my own.