Working from home is growing in popularity all over America. For most, simply working in your pajamas is their number one reason for staying home. They enjoy the comfort of their work environment that for most, is conveniently located wherever in their house they would like. Wherever they decide to set up shop that day, they are very attracted to the idea of staying in their comfy clothes or pajamas all day long. However, for the Americans looking to expand their careers, other reasons come into play. Many enjoy the freedom they gain by being their own boss and making their own hours. If they have the power to make their own hours, they also have more time for their family, they never have to miss another soccer game because of an important board meeting. Whatever the reason, it's no surprise that over 45.1 million Americans currently work from the comfort of their own homes.
Some days, the worst part of getting out of bed to go to work is not the actual work day, but the work required to get out of your warm pajamas and into the shower. If given the option, employees are not likely to choose to wear a suit and heels over pajamas and slippers. If you choose to work from home, you now have that choice. Since you're the boss, you don't even have to get out of bed if your business doesn't require you to. Working from home doesn't only include the benefits of a comfortable attire, it also provides you with a work environment that you are most comfortable in. There is no other place that people feel more comfortable in than their own home. Needless to say, Americans working from home are giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "Casual Friday."
If wearing your pajamas in your bedroom over wearing a suit in a board meeting isn't appealing enough to convince you to work at home, maybe the personal freedom will. There is no greater feeling than being your own boss and answering to only yourself. All of the decisions of the business are made by you and only you. The days of calling in sick to catch the baseball game or using up all of your personal days for the next five years just to take a family vacation are over. In your business, you have the power to choose which days you would like to work, and which days you would like to lounge around on the couch. At the end of the day, or even the beginning, it is ultimately your decision what the day has in store for your business.
In my opinion, the most appealing aspect of working from home would be the extra time you will have to spend with your family. If you choose to work from home, you won't ever have to choose between your children's activities and your work, knowing that your family always gets the short end of the stick. As your own boss, you can leave work when you want, and come back whenever you'd like. It's the first time that it's not just you that benefits from a career change, but your family benefits as well.
The main benefit of working from home is the idea of being your own boss. All of the other highlights mainly branch off from the fact that at the end of the day, you have the final say. As your own boss, you can choose your uniform, your schedule, and the amount of family time incorporated into your career. It's finally your turn to follow your dreams, whatever they may be and take the plunge into owning your own business from home. If it's worth the risk then it's worth it all.