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The Amazing Mental Health Benefits of Working from Home

The main reasons why you should find remote work

By Raj VardhmanPublished 5 years ago 3 min read
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We live in a fast paced era, consumed by technology and stress. Even when we are asleep, we are on high alert. In the long run, this can have devastating consequences on our health. It affects both our body and mind. So what can we do to slow down a little and try to focus more on ourselves?

If you work from 9 to 5 in an office like most people in the world, then you already know that your workday doesn’t last the usual eight hours. Yes, it’s true that you spend that much time with your colleagues, but what about the time you need to get ready, reach your workplace, and then come back home?

According to studies, American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes (293 hours) behind the wheel annually. Add to this the usual hour you need to get ready for work, and you get a number that is ridiculously high.

Another problem in a crowded workplace is that you are “bombarded” by other people’s emotions. With all the work you have to finish by the end of the day, dealing with your colleagues on a daily basis might become more stressful even than your deadlines.

So is it worth it? The answer will probably be, “No.” That’s why remote work is becoming more popular. If you are thinking of trying to work from home or you are already doing that, check out what are the mental health benefits that you might experience.

Less Stress

When you work in a quiet and comfortable place, you will automatically feel less stress than when you are in an office surrounded by others. This will help you focus more on work and be more productive, meaning that you will achieve more accomplishments in less time. Your entire work performance should improve within the first weeks of staying at home.

Less Anxiety

When it comes to remote work, you have the freedom to plan your entire day according to your needs. You can work eight hours in a row like you do in an office, or divide the time throughout the day. If you choose the latter, you will have more time to rest in-between projects, stretch and walk more, and do some of your household chores.

You will even have time to cook and eat healthier. This will help you reduce the anxiety that usually appears while working in an office. With less anxiety in your life, you will be more productive and more satisfied with your work.

Increased Work Satisfaction

Because you can literally work from your pajamas from the comfort of your bed, without the need to sit in traffic for hours commuting to work, your overall happiness and wellbeing will increase. This will help you remember why you love your job and make you even better at it than before.

Increased Life Satisfaction

When you are happier at your workplace, you are automatically happier in your life in general. If you don’t experience the usual stress, anxiety, and anger that appear in your workplace where you spend most of your waking hours, you will be able to focus more on the positive things in your life. You will notice changes in your mood, as well as in your relationships with others. This will be even more noticeable in your love life.

Conclusion

As you can see, remote work can be an amazing choice for you. You can reduce all the negative effects that your job might have on you and start creating a better and healthier life for yourself. It might take some time getting used to it, especially if you have never worked from home before, but if you have patience, you will adapt faster than you previously thought.

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Raj Vardhman

Self-made white hat SEO expert and Wordpress virtuoso—passionate about developing new SEO strategies with nominal budgets on Wordpress. Raj loves designing, traveling, photography, fabulous food, and even better conversation.

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