Working from home is a dream for many, but is not for all.
I have now worked from home for more than eight years, and I like it. But you need to have a lot of self-character, and it would be a big help if you like your job.
Today it’s more and more IT people that working from home, either as a freelancer, or for a company. This is possible with the high-speed internet that most of us have today. But as working from home is not the same as to go up in the morning, get prepared for work, and be there at the time.
But not all is good. There are downsides also. For me, there is nothing that called 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. With the computer at home, there is nothing that says that you don’t sit 9 in the evening on Sunday working.
I am never working less than 50h a week, in fact, is used to be closer, to 60h a week, and many weeks, even more. And for that is not enough with self-character. When you are working from home, is so easy to say, I do it later, and soon is the end of the week.
Another problem is that often when you are working from home, you have as called “free hours.” It means you can start when you want, and stop when you want, as long you do your hours, or finish all your tasks.
So how do you make your work sufficient when working from home.
Well, there is not any book how you do, you merely need to find the way that works for you. Myself have the way that works for me. I start every morning (Monday to Friday) I start at 6 am. And with a short break for breakfast, I have to make 5,5h when the bell is ringing 12:00 noon. On Saturday and Sunday, I use to start 1-1,5h later. Yes, I do some work seven days a week.
I have not had what many call any week vacation in 8 years. I have that much passion for my work, so I do something every day with pleasure, even on my vacation. Remember when my wife and I was in Rome (Italy). I went up 6 am and worked for four hours until my wife waked up, and got ready.
But when you come around, if you do not like what you are doing, it will be difficult to keep up.