I love that I’m able to work entirely from home.
I don’t need to set an alarm in the morning or stick with a structured schedule.
I’m able to be flexible with my hours. I also have the option of working in sweatpants and listening to my favorite music. When I first started working from home, it was a big adjustment. I found that I was actually working much longer hours and taking on a bigger responsibility. This allowed me to earn more money but added a great deal of stress. So much time spent in an office chair, sitting at a desk and staring at a monitor was hard on my joints and muscles. I started suffering from headaches, tennis elbow and aches and pains in my back and hips. Along with this, I had very easy access to coffee and snacks. Instead of taking a dedicated break for a healthy meal, I frequently chose to grab a handful of pretzels or a donut. I gained weight, had trouble sleeping and dealt with depression. I tried to set aside a time to workout everyday, but I’d either put if off entirely or cut the workout short. I found it impossible to focus on the workout when my workload was right there waiting for me. I considered joining a gym but knew I’d quit showing up after a week or two. The ideal solution was to sign up with a personal trainer. These training sessions are rather expensive and the trainer is expecting me. Skipping them isn’t an option. The sessions get me out of the house and the personal trainer is wonderful at keeping me motivated. He pushes me to work harder and to strive for new goals. I’m more productive at work and feel so much healthier and better about myself.