Working two jobs
can be is completely overwhelming. Luckily one of my jobs offers the flexibility of completing some of the work from home. I am to a point where I am barely keeping up and taking work home is the only way I can get by. The problem with working from home? You actually have to work!
The Downfalls of Working from Home
–Self Discipline. There is no one to watch over you and make sure that you are getting your work done. It’s all on you. You have to motivate yourself. This can be a huge problem if you are not passionate about your job. This is a problem for me. Believe it or not, I am not passionate about bookkeeping 🙂 . So when I sit down to get some work done I immediately have distractions. I open up my computer and start reading blogs, or start cleaning, or playing with the kids. Pretty much anything that looks better than work distracts me.
–Time. I have another job, I have two kids. By the time I get home from job number one and spend quality time with my kids the last thing I want to do is open up quickbooks and start plugging numbers. The days that I have free time like holidays or the occasional weekend I (probably selfishly) feel entitled to enjoy some free time to myself.
The Best Things About Working From Home
Of course working from home isn’t all bad. It allows me the time to get work done when the office is closed. It allows me to be with my kids while I am working. Actually I would absolutely love to be able to work from home if it was online endeavors such as writing, blogging, or building websites (I’ll get there eventually) Basically it would be amazing to work at home if I was working on something I was passionate about!
– Being with Family. As long as you don’t let your work clash with your home life it’s a great option. Especially if you are a mother (or father) who wants to be able to stay home with your kids. Just as long as you set a work/home life balance schedule.
–Being Your Own Boss.If you can pursue your passion then working from home would be great. You can map out your day, decide what’s best for your business, and have complete control. And if you do find your passion self discipline shouldn’t be too much of a problem. The real problem would likely be knowing when to call it a day!
Anyway you put it working from home is still work! You still roll out of bed every morning make your to do list and then sharpen your pencil. If you have found your passion and are a self motivated person working from is great. If you are bringing home boring work with you everyday (hmm hmm) working from home is convenient but not enjoyable.
I guess just like anything else, working from home is what you make of it.