Working from home has its challenges. Some people are lucky enough to have an office space purely dedicated to working where they have their work documents, computer, desk, and they may even get modern office art at Bumblejax to make sure the home office doesn’t look too drab or boring. However, some people don’t have a spare room to do this in and I’m one of them! I work out of my Boffice aka, the bedroom and office. There are many pros and also cons to this. Everyone’s situation is different. For me, it allows me to be more present with my children every day. It allows me to be there when they get home from school, it allows me to run to school pick up my little one so it’s no wonder that the amount of people working from home is increasing (as these working from home statistics suggest). I love the flexibility and I even find that I’m more productive whilst working at home too!
Plus, our company makes use of a virtual office set up so working from home suits most of our employees pretty well. In case you were not already aware, a virtual office is a service that enables employees and business owners to work remotely by providing a range of business functions accessible through the internet. Virtual offices also enable organizations to create and maintain a presence in a desirable location without the need to pay rent for an actual space. You can learn about the benefits of setting up a virtual office by heading to the website for Your Virtual Office London.
However, that being said, working from home does have a few downsides. I hate when the family is at home and I am stuck on calls in another room and I hate when I have to shove them aside while focused on work. I guess I don’t like that they have to see that. I want to give them all my attention when they want it. On the other hand, I love that they see a hard working mom, who is trying to do it all.
Today I have found the balance while working from home. It could possibly be because my children are older now and more independent. It could be that they are more self sufficient. It could be that I am out at meetings most of the day, so not constantly at home. It could be that I own a company called The MOMS, and people are more undestanding given the nature of our business.
There have been those moments, where you go on mute during a call and tell your kids to shut up nicely or where you go on mute while cooking dinner and cleaning dishes so your clients dont hear the pots and pans and water. It is almost quite comical sometimes all the chaos, but that is also parenting.
I think the bottom line is that we are just trying to do the best that we can as working parents, and we are now blessed and cursed with devices that allow to us work from really anywhere. Just remember to Set aside a separate space for work, you need that disconnect, otherwise, you’ll become consumed with what is around you and get in a tizzy which is what you don’t need!
So, on that note, this video just made our day over here at The MOMS.
Take a look…..