Hello guys, how are you? I hope everything is fine. Today I will share a personal story of what I experienced yesterday.
I accompanied my wife to her office in Quezon Avenue and was about to take MRT to get to my office at Boni Avenue. When I’m about to fall inline to buy the tickets, I find the line until the 2nd part of the stairs. I went down to check the end of the line and to my surprise, it’s infinite. Lol!
Seriously, from the upper stairs of the MRT where the guard check the bags of passengers down to the last part of the stairs continuously to the street side of Edsa going to Mother Ignaica Avenue! Whoo! That’s a looooong line. As usual, few trains are under operation causing this “infinite” lines.
So I decided to take the bus. From Quezon Avenue to Boni Avenue it took me almost 2 hours. Yay! I came late. Sigh.
I realized again how it’s really hard to travel like this every day. Sweat, smoke, “smell”, squeeze like a lemon and everything is given. MRT is fast somehow but always having an issue. If you take the bus, you’ll be late too because of the traffic. It will really take a lot of patience and sacrifice if you want to come to work early. Is this what we really are now?
Good thing I only came to our office once a week (twice if needed). I’m working from home. We’re working 4 days and then 3 days rest days. I realized how lucky I was to have this kind of job. I’m an I.T and working as a network administrator.
My wife is also working from home and only go to the office once or twice a week too. She’s also an I.T working as a server administrator. We’re both lucky to have this job and enjoying the benefits of working from home. And that’s what I’ll be sharing now, the benefits of working from home.
5 Benefits of working from home
1. No hassle and stress on travel
This is one of my favorite benefits of working from home. No hassle and stress because of commuting and travel. Imagine my experience shared above, those are everyday experience for many people. Lot of sacrifices for them.
Lucky us we have this kind of job that allows us to work from home. Hassle and stress on travel are one of the reasons why many people not enjoying their job. Traffic is everywhere in Metro Manila. MRT is always jam-packed. When there’s rain, streets flooded.
Imagine if you travel 2 hours to get to your work and then another 2 hours to get back home every day. That’s a precious 20 hours of your life that you can use to other valuable activity or quality time with your family. If you’re working from home, you don’t need to wake up early to make it on time. You can get out to bed 10 minutes before you start. I love it! This is one of the best benefits you’ll enjoy when you work from home.
2. More time for your family
This is another great benefit of working from home. You can watch your kids while working, you can talk and chitchat to your family while working and most importantly you’re there seeing them every single minute even if you’re working.
Since you don’t need to travel back and forth, you can have those time to spend quality moments with your family. That’s why most Filipino moms are eager to find work from home because of this benefits. They can watch their kids when they work from home. I know a lot of work from home dads and moms who really enjoy time with their family because they are working from home.
3. Savings on travel cost
Obviously, if you’re working from home, you’ll save money on travel cost. You’ll save money on gas and car maintenance if you have a car and no need to spend money on fares if you’re commuting.
This is one of the best benefits of working from home that’s why more Filipinos are eager to find work from home right now. Although you have to pay a stable internet connection, it’s fewer expenses compared to your travel cost every day going to the office.
4. Savings on clothing
Another benefits of working from home is savings on clothing. You can save money on office clothes or attire since you’re only working on your boxer shorts or pajama.
This is one of the best benefits of working from home. You can work while you’re on your pambahay dress or even pantulog dress. Usually I work on a sando and boxer shorts. Awesome! Right?
5. Work/Life balance
Work and life balance is another benefits of working from home. Since you have more time with your family and you’re not stress with the commute and traffic, you’ll more likely enjoy your job and your life. Because of this, you’ll have more time to do other valuable things.
It pushes you to pursue other passion and as mentioned above, more quality time with the family. This last benefits of working from home is basically the product or result of the other benefits mentioned above. When you’re not stress and hassle, have more time with your family, saving money on travel cost and clothing you will not feel you’re working and more likely to enjoy life.
There you have it! Those are just 5 benefits or working from home. There could be a lot. If you’re working from home too, you can share your experience and benefits you enjoy if not mentioned above. On the future articles, I will share how you can find a work from home jobs to enjoy these benefits. Cheers!
On the future articles, I will share how you can find a work from home jobs to enjoy these benefits. Cheers!