Working from home is new to some, and it might feel strange at first. When I started working from home many years ago there were a few things I missed. The routine of getting up in the morning and going somewhere. The quick stop at Starbucks for my morning coffee. The early morning chats with my co-workers and catching up on office gossip. The little everyday things at the office did not appear that important until I started working from home.
At first I was a little lonely and it took some time to get used to the idea that I was working by myself. With no one looking over my shoulder it was easy to get distracted by other things around the house. You lose focus quickly with so many distraction at home.
It took me a few months to find my groove and make it work. I set a few rules and structured my day as I would at the office. My work area got a redo, and I made sure not to have any distractions around my work area. The internet radio stream with some chill music was fine, but I removed the television from my office. The internet is a temptation and can be a big distraction throughout the day. I had to keep reminding myself that the internet during the day was to be used for work only. Yes, I cheat sometimes and sneak a peek at my favorite web sites. The more days I spent working from home the more I realized that I actually love being home.
I did not miss the commute to work. I am saving a substantial amount of money on lunch, eating my home made lunch is cheaper and better for my health.
The more I got used to working from home made me realize I never want to return to an office job.
Besides my paid work from clients I learned how to make money online, and have a passive income stream as a back up.
I love working from home and I will do anything I can to continue from home.