Working from home is becoming increasingly common. We live in an age of technology where it is easy to work wherever we are and stay in touch with our colleagues all around the world. I personally do a lot of working from home in my day job as a Software QA Specialist. Whilst working from home has many pros, there are some cons to it too.
I started working from home regularly when I was pregnant, as the commute and length of the work day became increasingly hard for me to handle. I also reached the point when walking for any more than 2 minutes was very painful for me. As such, It was far easier for me to work from home.
When I returned to work after maternity leave, I was fortunate enough to be granted a contract to work part time for a few months. I currently spend one day in the office and work from home from 7am until 12pm on three days of the week. It can be quite challenging to motivate yourself and stay focused when there are so many things around the house that doing. However, as long as you are firm with yourself as I am, it should not be a problem. I love the fact that I can just slip straight out of work and into ‘Mummy mode’.
I think that working from home is very beneficial for both workers and employees. It allows flexibility, reduces stress and really helps the work/life balance.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 27 year old first time mum. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, and our daughter Autumn. When she came into the world in September 2016, we knew that life would never be the same again!
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings and the home.