Work from home is nearly every mum’s dream.
Yes.. It is great.
- You will be available whenever you are needed by your child.
- You earn money yet can take care of the family at home.
- It’s a perfect work-life balance that every mum is dreaming for.
While everybody is talking about the perk of working from home, is anybody telling you that working from home could be more challenging than working outside of home?
Here are 5 Myths about working from home that probably nobody ever tell you.
Why you need to know about these? Get ready with what to expect will help you to make correct decision to work from home and be prepared for what’s ahead.
WORK FROM HOME MYTHS?
#1. Your house will be clean all the time
No matter you are a freelancer, telecommuting, or starting your own small business from home, you are still working. Regardless it is 4 hours or 8 hours a day, your work has to be done during the day.
Instead of spending the time to clean your house, you will have to finish your daily project to-do list.
By the end of the day, you might not have the energy to finish all the house chores. The dishes that used during breakfast might still left in the sink till dinner time. The floor is not shining enough to be your mirror.
#2. You gain plenty of free time at home
But don’t forget you will still start work late (after sent your child to school) and end earlier as soon as they get back home from school.
Otherwise, if you have a baby, he/she is your boss who determines how much time you can work.
Preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner also will take up most of your time. So being organised with the time/schedule is the key to success.
#3. Work from home is easy
Ha.. How nice because no boss or superior is telling you what and how to do at what time. Nobody will restrict your online activity.
So you have to make sure not to spend the first few hours of the day checking other people’s life on facebook and grab the most value for money offer in online shopping.
You have got to be discipline, focus and self-motivated to get the work done.
#4. You are at home so you are not working
Be sure to tell your friends and family that you are actually working at home. Many people have the impression that if you are staying at home, you will have free time to help fetching their kids or ask a favor from you during the day.
Educate them and learn not to volunteer or helping friends in need while you are working.
#5. You no need childcare or helper
Perhaps the pulling factor for you to work from home is you get to spend more time with your child and save on childcare cost.
But depends on what you are doing to make a living from home, there might be occasion that you will need childcare or helper in order to focus and get your work done.
Imagine will you bring your child to office and expect to get the work done as needed?
So before you let go your full time babysitter, it’s good to have a back up childcare plan or even just get your friends or family to help you few hours a day or a week in exchange of quiet time for your work.
Notwithstanding all the myths about working from home, most work from home mums will still telling you that it is doable and rewarding. Practice makes perfect!