You get more done: With a steady routine and a well-organized workspace, you’ll find yourself knocking stuff off your to-do list even faster. You can prioritize work without being distracted by co-workers popping by your desk for a quick chat. People who work from home also tend to have shorter meetings with more defined goals.
You are more comfortable: While we don’t advocate working in your pajamas, you don’t have to suit up either (unless you have a skype meeting). Kick-off your shoes and loosen up that tie.
You save money: What’s a commute? Are we even pronouncing that word right? When you work from home you don’t have to shop for a new work wardrobe. You also save money on all the random snacks you buy from the food truck outside your office.
You can style your office any way you want: Since your office is essentially in your home, you don’t have to suffer the indignity of sitting in a bland grey workspace or cubicle. Make your office eclectic, fun and personal and you’ll find yourself wanting to go to work every day.
Your hours are flexible: Do you work best before dawn or are you a night owl? Working remotely means you have the flexibility to create a schedule that works best for you.
You have more focus: Since you’re working alone, you don’t have the option of just popping in on a colleague to clarify something. You have to use email or text which means that you’re more likely to have a defined question or clarification. This ends up saving you a lot of time and teaches you how to focus on problems and solutions.