Whether it’s a cafe, a co-working space or simply a desk in your house, location independent roles are becoming more and more common among working professionals.
Most people think it’s a cool concept but haven’t put too much thought into working remotely.
It always seemed a little too farfetched for me, a little too good to be true.
As an avid traveller, I am constantly meeting people on the road who are location independent and loving it.
I started to dig deeper and thought about how my life would look if I took the plunge and here I am, over 12 months later, working remotely.
Working remotely has had so many benefits, and they weren’t all expected either.
To take the guesswork out for you, here are my top 4 reasons why working remotely is the way to go!
More time for the things you love
When your office is your laptop, you have a little more time on your hands.
Working remotely cuts out your commute and saves you any prep time before you leave the house.
On top of this, you have more flexibility for appointments and events, and you’ll find yourself with extra hours in the day you may have never known existed.
I often use this extra time to catch up with friends or take some time to myself.
Imagine an extra hour a day to put towards a hobby or simply sitting down and read a book, because you’ve earned it!
Create your own workspace
It’s a sad reality for a lot of employees that you walk into work, sit at a small desk, with a small cubicle and that is where you will spend your entire workday.
Working remotely allows you to create your own workspace.
You have the flexibility to set up your computer, monitors, books, stationary, and anything else you need EXACTLY as you want it.
Not having to adhere to strict desk policies or uniforms gave me the freedom to set up my space for the ultimate workflow.
Add your own flare, watch your workflow become more efficient, and see what it’s like to genuinely love sitting down each morning.
Become a better worker
It doesn’t matter if you’re self-employed or working remotely full-time, you should always be striving to deliver the best work you can.
The comfort of a home office and working where you want lowers your stress levels, making you less prone to simple errors and mistakes.
Not only this, but you learn to work more autonomously, and problem solve yourself to get things done.
Since I started working remotely, the improvement in my work is incredible.
Having enough headspace to get the job done right, the first time and every time, is imperative to your success. And it doesn’t go unnoticed.
This is the benefit that has really brought working remotely into the spotlight.
If you’re like me and use a mix of a home office and co-working space, travel is quite simple to implement.
Not only are you more flexible and slowly creating that ideal workspace, but if you decide that you want your workspace to be on a beach, you just need to get yourself there!
By effectively managing workloads, clients and keeping on top of time zones, I’ve been able to do multiple long stretches of full-time travel.
More than I ever thought possible when I was in more traditional roles.
Regardless of your situation, working remotely is something that can be beneficial for employers, employees and contractors alike.
Location independence is on the rise, and for a good reason.
You are finally able to create the life you’ve always wanted, wherever that may be.
From home office to tropical beach, working remotely is flexible and inclusive to everyone.
It’s only a matter of time before everyone is doing it, so what are you waiting for?
Stay tuned for next week’s part 2 blog.