There is an increased trend of companies and organizations allowing staff to work from home.
The recent advances in technology provide the opportunity for workers to stay at home and never go back to the main office again.
This new trend has many people question, “Can I be happy working from home?”
Like any work environment, working from home also has a number of pros and cons.
First, we need to know what being “Happy” means to you.
When you say, “I’m Happy at my job!”
Do you mean you are having fun?
Being “Happy” and having “Fun” are 2 different things.
To me, having “Fun” means you are in a state of blocking your feelings. Having fun is a moment when you are not acknowledging your true feelings.
One can only continue having ” Fun” for short periods before any repressed feelings will finally push through.
At that moment you will either fall victim to deep feelings that may be overwhelming after being suppressed for so long.
You may then be at a point where you start an addiction of some sort and will need professional help to get through it.
To be “Happy” to me is acknowledging a feeling of contentment.
You are at a stage in your present timeline of life where you accept what is presented to you, you are not judging, not wanting anything and not expecting anything more.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having fun.
It’s actually quite important to be having fun on a regular basis daily.
There is a great deal of chemical / hormonal reactions that happen within us when we have periods of ‘Fun” in our day!
Play a joke on a coworker, go out with colleagues for coffee and talk about other things than work.
Just don’t confuse ‘Fun” with being “Happy”!
That is a question I asked myself before we were given the privilege of working from home.
At this point, I still call it a privilege.
Although there is an increase in companies or organizations allowing staff to work from home, it doesn’t mean that all companies have a work from home program.
There are still many companies that do not believe their staff can be as productive working from home.
If you do have the privilege to work from home then to be happy you will need to accept the pros and the cons.
Here is my short list of Pros
and some Cons
If you can accept both Pros and Cons then you can be Happy working from home.
You can’t expect the work from home situation will meet all your expectations in life.
As the saying goes, when one door closes another will open.
Well, that saying goes for both good and bad things in any situation.
You can, however, lessen the blow of the cons by following some easy tips.
Easy Tips to creating a happy work from home environment:
So have some fun, and don’t have expectations from the world when it has no obligation to provide it.
Only you can let yourself be happy.
…remember you don’t need to be great to start but you need to start to be great!
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My online journey started in 2008 when I was tired of working for somebody else. I searched the internet for years trying to find out how to make a living from home with an online business. In 2015 I finally found the information and support from a website just like this one
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