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Being able to work from home is, for some, a dream job since you:

  1. Don’t have to wake up early
  2. Don’t have to dress nice for the office
  3. Don’t have to see your boss on a daily basis, and of course
  4. Don’t have to fight traffic to get to the office.

It sounds like such a breeze to work from home that it’s a wonder that more people don’t do it. But then we get to the real reason that some folks don’t, and usually it involves those that have kids.

You see, children are sometimes worse than having a boss or annoying co-workers that won’t leave you alone, because they actually need you for many things, grown or not. They’ll take up your time and remind you that it’s nap time, snack time, lunch time, and so on and so forth. They’ll bug you just because they can, even if it’s to say “I love you” and run off giggling like it’s the funniest thing they’ve ever heard. Okay, so your heart might melt a little at that, but being a stay at home worker, however great, does present some challenges.

And it’s not just keeping your young children entertained and cared for. Let’s face it if your kids are older and can do for themselves you’re not as inclined to do as much or worry about them needing your assistance. But aside from kids, working at home tends to afford your mind the time to worry over things you haven’t done in a while, like house chores, house maintenance, or just this or that throughout your home that’s been left because you’ve been too busy. It adds up quickly and it doesn’t just go away when you ignore it.

So to be quite honest, working at home is great for a lot of reasons, but don’t ever think it’s the easiest thing in the world. You’ll find more things to do by working at home then you could ever find when working outside the home. Those things you find working outside the home are called distractions, while those inside the home are usually called necessities that have to be dealt with.

Working from home is great, so long as you can balance everything you need to…..

……good luck with that.

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