I already blogged the things I like about working from home… so here is its opposite. Four things that are not so great and how I overcome them.
- It can be lonely: telephone and videoconferencing help to overcome this, but really, loneliness isn’t something I struggle with. All the e-mail interactions help, too.
- I lack a change of scenery in my day. But when I get a change, it really helps: it’s amazing how much a little lunch time walk can lift my spirits and inspire me.
- It’s annoying sometimes when the weather is great and I don’t even get a commute in it. I can always just step out onto the balcony for a breath of fresh air, though. That is better than working in most offices!
- I have to cook and wash up for myself at tea/lunch time… as well as all the breakfast and dinner things…
I got 7 advantages and only 4 disadvantages, so there’s proof that it works for me.