How crazy is it to think that we are two years into just a “temporary work from home” experience?
When we all first packed up our belongings on our work desks and headed back home to help flatten the curve, not many of us imagined actually still being at home two years later. But here we are, and it really is not that bad.
In fact, some people have found enormous success from working from home. Look at Kevin Miller, who founded one of the most successful SEO companies in the midst of the pandemic and from his own home/
While the pandemic has forced us all to spend more time apart from our colleagues and perhaps too much time in the kitchen, it has not all been negative. In fact, there are many benefits of us working from home.
So if you are amongst the large crowd that is set to still be in a virtual office this year, then do not fret. There are many things that will likely flourish in your life as a result. Don’t believe us?
Well, we’ve collected the top proven benefits of working from home in 2022 to get you excited about another year of taking Zoom calls in your sweatpants—with your children running rampant in the background.
1. More Time For Things You Love
Most of us spent at least an hour on our commute to and from work each day. But now, with the commute being literal seconds to your computer, you have at least an hour of time back into your day.
That gives you time to do more things you love to both start and end the day with. You can start the day off with a sunrise walk to the beach.
Or end the day playing basketball with your kids. Or actually being able to schedule in that massage you have neglected for so many years.
2. Less Time Sitting In A Car, And On Gas
Let’s face it, 2022 is not looking to be a cheap year. And gas prices are painfully high and not looking to go down anytime soon.
The good news is that with you working from home this year, you will have less time to spend in a car, which subsequently means less money to have to spend on gas.
This will give you more money to put towards other things in your life that actually matter and are important to you. And best of all, you do not have to deal with horrible drivers every morning to start your day. Thank goodness for that!
3. Live Anywhere You Want
One of the best parts about working from home this year is that you do not have to choose your home based on proximity to an office.
Instead, you can actually base yourself in an area where you enjoy the lifestyle or can actually afford to buy a home.
Many have termed this as “location independence” and is probably one of the most liberating things to come out of the pandemic.
Imagine having your dream job while also living in your dream spot. Now that is an opportunity we can all get behind in 2022.
Just think of the possibilities! Plus, it provides a once in a lifetime shot of actually having a nomadic lifestyle while also getting a full-time paycheck.
4. Save More Money
Studies are showing that people who work from home are saving nearly $5,000 per year. This is because they are not having to pay for car expenses, transportation expenses, clothes they only need for work and lunches purchased when at the office and you forgot yours at home. Over time, this can add up to be a lot of spare cash that can really impact your lifestyle.
5. Design Your Dream Office
With the ability to create your office in a non-corporate space, you can actually create an environment that really inspires you.
This means that you can have your office right next to your yoga space, so you are encouraged to take a break mid-day and meditate or stretch for 15-20 minutes.
It also means that you can create a space that allows you to get into the flow of your work and maximize your productivity for the day. Not only will you become a better employee for it, but likely enjoy doing your work too.
So as 2022 officially sets in and another year of working from home begins, focus on these benefits that you will get as a result. Who knows, this could be the best thing to ever happen to you!