A home office is vital to get work completed, however there are still many people not worrying about getting one.
Personally, I think they are missing out and are being a lot less productive.
The pros of having a home office heavily outweigh the cons, it is simply a no-brainer to get one for your house so you can get ahead of the game and properly work from home and enjoy every moment of it.
Neighbors, kids, family, and friends can make it very hard for you to get work completed when you work on your kitchen table or in your sitting room.
These benefits I have outlined below will help you open your eyes to the major pros a home office can provide.
1) Less Distractions
When you have a home office you don’t have the kids shouting in the background since you’ll most likely be on the other end of the house, where it’s much quieter.
There is no TV to keep you distracted, a big mistake (placing a TV in your office) that I see a lot of home office owners still doing.
In saying that, you also need to realize that your office is there for work only. Facebook is off the table as well as other Social Media platforms.
You will also have to discipline yourself to stop surfing the web when you should be doing work.
2) Help With Work Production
Home offices have proven to help with your work production. Mostly because natural lighting will boost your mood and help you get more work finished.
That’s why it’s essential to use a room with a lot of light from the outside world.
A plant has also been proven to enhance your mood and help with work flow. Place one of these bad boys against your window if the sun seems too bright.
3) Decorate It As YOU Like
It is your office and yours only, so you can decorate this as much as you like and with whatever you want. Inspiration is a must-have to help with work flow.
A picture of your family will help remind you of your WHY, as in why you’re doing all this hard work in the first place.
Your favorite action figures or paintings will also spice it up.
The world is your oyster.
4) You Look A Lot More Professional
One of my favorite perks.
Don’t just think of it as a place to get work done, you can invite potential customers over for an interview. When customers or friends come over you look like you have everything together.
And if your office looks perfect they will look up to you. Meaning the word of mouth will spread, resulting in more customers and more money in your pocket.
5) You Can Shut Off When You Like
A disadvantage of working (on your laptop or paperwork/documents) in your sitting room, you have maximum distractions.
Sometimes in the sitting room, you can’t shut off because your work is still right in front of you, making you work like it’s never ending.
I find that having an office in my home means I can shut off work production whenever I feel like it and then I am done for the day.
6) Less Stress
Having to work in my office rather than in the dining room or sitting area makes it less stressful for me. Due to being in an organized and specified area, the office makes me happier.
Organization is important in a home office, and oftentimes your kitchen table can get too cluttered and cramped, resulting in you complaining and stressing about it all the time.
Read more here on how to design your home office for better functionality!
You can choose when you want to work.
Do a burst of work as soon as you wake up and you are done for the day.
Or if you aren’t a morning person – Get up later during the day, go to the gym and run errands around, do some valuable work when you come home to wind down.
You can set your own hours, so you choose when you want to work!
8) Better Health
Since there’s better lighting than in the dining room or sitting room (where a lot of the times the lighting can be dim or even dark) it will be better on your eyes.
There will be less eye strain and less headaches.
If you’ve set up your office correctly there will be virtually none of this happening.
Your health is important to you and should not be taken lightly.
9) Increases Self-Discipline And Self-Control
Since there’s no boss telling you what to do and no coworkers trying to make you do their work for them, you will learn how to discipline yourself.
Of course it’s not easy at the start but overtime it will become second nature to you.
This is a huge skill to have, especially in a world where self-discipline is at an all time low and self-control is pretty much nonexistent. This is a valuable skill to have and something you will get better at over time.
10) Save Money On Fuel Costs
Last but not least, and another perk of working in your own home office, there’s no commuting so you can literally wake up, make a coffee and walk to your day job – all in the same building 🙂
This would be more of a benefit to you if you live in a big city, where traffic can get hectic and driving to your workplace can take up to an hour.
Driving to your job and back can literally cost as much money as you would get for working a whole day. Another great reason why working in your own home office is better than any job.
I love working in an office, it’s a lot easier than being distracted all the time or trying to work in other areas of your house where the lighting is off and there’s no organization in place.
Because organization is another important aspect when you create a home office. Without this you’ll essentially be all over the place and it will be harder for you to get any work done.
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So what other benefits do you know of that come with having a home office?