Welcome to my 'Legit Work at Home Benefits' post!
First of all, I must congratulate you for taking the time to do your research on this topic of green living. Working from home is becoming more and more popular and there are many good reasons for this.
So why should we consider this option and does it help our health and the health of our environment? I believe that working from home is a fantastic way to live a healthier, green life which also benefits the planet and our sustainable existence.
As a qualified teacher, I am passionate about education and the impact it can have on bettering our future. It is down to us individuals to do our research and make small changes to the way we live our lives.
These small changes are easy to make and can have a big impact on our health, the health of our family and our environment. This website is designed for everyday people looking to make these changes. Here you will learn a legitimate way to go green.
Let me be completely transparent with you, I am not here to pitch or sell anything to you. I am here to reveal and to assist you on your journey of going green!
Why People Work From Home...
Lots of stay-at-home moms and dads consider working from home to support their family. Perhaps they have young children who are not old enough to attend and an early year's education program. Perhaps they would prefer to spend their time at home with their young ones instead of hiring a nanny or signing them up to daycare.
As an Early Years Specialist, I have thoroughly studied, observed, and experienced the important effects a close parental bond can have on a child's life-long learning. The majority of learning takes place in the home. This is amplified when a child feels secure and has the right support. The National Children's Bureau supports the benefits home learning. Remote working can have a huge impact on your relationship with your child which will help them succeed throughout their life.
Some people end up working from home because of personal health reasons. Maybe they have had an accident which has forced them to be at home recovering for a long period. In this example teleworking provides people with the opportunity to recover, while keeping their mind active, reducing chances of depression, and enabling them to earn a living to pay their bills.
Change in Career...
Some people decide that they want to be their boss and become self-employed. Maybe they have had a negative experience working for other people. Perhaps they realized that the job they were in wasn't right for them. Or maybe they just wanted the opportunity to choose how much they earn instead of earning for somebody else.
There are many benefits to this. By working from home you will spend less time getting ready for work and commuting. You will be able to plan your day to complete all the tasks you need to do. All of these people are willing to take a little risk if the outcome is achievable.
Personal Health Benefits...
Escape Workplace Bureaucracy...
I think this is probably my favorite reason for wanting to work from home. I find the hierarchy structures in workplaces unnatural, uncomfortable, and difficult to relax in... let alone succeed in. Some people say that competition is good but I think it can get quite ugly in the workplace. People fight for that one so-called "well paid" job and will walk all over each other to get it. You thought you had friends at work, or at least you did up until that vacancy.
People start behaving like hungry animals in an abandoned zoo. This always saddened me and you can't blame them either. Everybody has responsibilities, bills to pay and a higher income would be beneficial to us all. If all jobs paid a little more, this wouldn't be such an issue. But let's face it, making money is the main objective of running a business so most business owners presume that keeping payroll down will result in more profit.
Research proves this theory is often wrong. The more you pay your employees, the harder they work. It's not like we can tell our bosses that either. That would be a recipe for disaster. I can imagine most people being shown the door. But it is true, most people don't put their best effort in because they do not feel they get paid enough for that effort and they are right.
When I was younger and naive, I wanted to succeed at work and prove myself. But I slowly learned that when you show that it can be seen as a weakness. You end up taking more than others, staying later than others, and taking more home. All for the same amount of pay. Then you finally hit a pay rise only to learn you entered a new tax bracket and taking the same amount home as you were before. Never again.
At home, you don't have to deal with any of this nonsense. The only person you compete with is yourself. You push yourself to succeed and become the person you are destined to be. Often you can choose your salary that will enable you to meet all of your financial needs. Can you see how much less stressful this can be?
Escape Stress & Unhealthy Responsibilities...
I have been in management positions too and although I was proud of my achievements, I resented them in the end. You have even fewer friends here because you are now in line with the other ambitious colleagues, who wreak of pride and their unspoken wrong-doings. They smile fakely at you, making supportive promises. They are well experienced in this cut-throat way of life. In reality, an honest, hard-working young lamb naively has risen to the top, and they lick their lips. Fresh meat!
This negative energy combined with the stress of leading a workforce of people doing as little as they can, all while trying to meet certain targets, causes stress undoubtedly. You receive phone calls in the middle of the night, cover shifts for people who don't show, are at the beck and call of the boss and rarely get the time to get your work done. You are now managing a handful of people who believe that you have been wrongly appointed, they wanted your job, they wanted to be in charge of you and haven't accepted that they are not.
Is it worth it? Work-related stress causes hypertension, heart diseases, mental health issue, and can lead to other fatal conditions that kill about 120,000 people per year. Nearly everybody you speak with has a manager they don't like or did like before they were a manager. Can you blame them for being stressed, tired, and incapable of performing at their best? No. Can you honestly say you could do it better and remain healthy? If your answer is yes, then you are a lucky minority.
I have been told that maybe I am just not cut out for it. However, I find this strange as I have always been told that I am inspiring and have strong leadership skills. Are these the defining attributes of people who lead? Or is being ruthless and willing to sacrifice your health and the health of others the real definition? If so, I do not trust or respect these so-called leaders.
Nevertheless, it doesn't matter to me now anyway. I am my boss and will never need to return to these unhealthy dynamics. I am simply sharing my experiences in the hope that some of you reading this may be able to relate to them. Perhaps you can learn from my story. Maybe I can help you lead a healthier life?
Be Your Own Boss...
When we work for somebody else we must accept their decisions and conform to certain work expectations such as uniforms, policies, deadlines, early morning meetings, you name it, the list goes on! There is always somebody who decides what you do, where you do it, when you do it and how you do it. Is it just me or does this just sound so depressing? What kind of life is this?
This just wasn't for me. They may have been paying me to do a job, but after all, it is MY time and MY life, not theirs. I was not born to be a yes man or yes woman, no matter how much you offer to pay me. I will live my own life and make my own decisions. I find this lifestyle freeing, it adds character and gives you the confidence you need to succeed.
Working from home is completely different. It is healthier. You can be your boss and be the one in the driving seat. I make my own decisions, work when I choose, eat lunch when I choose, go to the bathroom when I choose. Why should somebody else have a say over these aspects of my every day? Are you starting to see how these simple decisions can have a big impact on our quality of living?
More Time for Important Things...
What is the point of working if not to be able to enjoy life? I grew tired of missing the best parts of my life such as the lead up to weddings, birthday parties, and the much needed lazy days with friends and family. I had enough of being made to feel guilty or penalized when I genuinely needed to be at home with my friends and family. I was missing out on the things that we work so hard for.
Let me ask you a simple question - do you want to live to work or work to live? Surely the entire point of earning money is to better your quality of life so you have more time to enjoy such moments.
Increase Your Earnings...
Running your own business means that you will likely see a better financial return. Who doesn't like the idea of earning more money? You can pay your bills, pay off that mortgage, get the car you want, and do complete that bucket list of yours.
When you work for somebody else you are usually paid by the hour and this puts a limit on your success in life. There are only a limited number of hours in a day, week month, year, and decade so this type of pay limits your ability to financially succeed.
When you work for yourself your hard work is rewarded. You get paid for the quality of a job and not for the time you put into it. You may even have the opportunity to earn passive income. This is where the money is earned without input, giving you the ability to earn as you sleep.
Greater Work Satisfaction...
You reap more rewards when you work for yourself. You achieve goals independently and these achievements are something to be proud of. There is a direct link between autonomy and job satisfaction. Having more control over your work life will result in long-term commitment and less stress.
Lead a Healthy Fulfilling Life...
Have you ever worked so hard, that when the holidays finally arrive, you spend it under the covers because you have fallen ill? Our bodies will sometimes hold back illness when we do not have time to be sick. Then when we start to relax, the symptoms flood in.
As a result, we spend our time off recovering and getting ourselves ready to return to work. Our best energy and time is spent at work and we are unable to use our time the way we want to. This is no way to live.
With all the aspects we have discussed, it is clear to me that working from is a healthy option that will lead to a life well-lived. You will be able to make better decisions for yourself, your family, and this will prevent stress, illness, and give you the confidence you need to succeed.
Working from home has many environmental benefits too. We are in the middle of the sixth mass extinction, climate change is rapidly increasing and we have a small window to make the changes we need to prevent the situation from escalating out our control.
Some of the benefits include conserving our natural resources and energy, create less waste, reducing our carbon footprint, climate change, air pollution, saying goodbye to commuting.
Legit Work at Home Benefits...
If you want to lead a more fulfilling lifestyle, I highly recommend that you consider your options for working from home. Not only will this promote your success in life, but it will enable you to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life too.
If you have something to add, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you soon.