I’ve just begun working from home this week. In addition to saving money on gas and car maintenance (ideally), I’m hoping that I’ll be able to eat better, too. Even though I know I can always pack a lunch when I’m working from the office, it’s all too tempting to dash out during my lunch hour to grab a sandwich (after all, that salad I packed last night before bed doesn’t look nearly as appetizing the next day). Here are some advantages that I see working from home:
1. No vending machine. I love me a pack of M&Ms from the vending machine, and in the early afternoon, those single-serving packages of peanut M&Ms start calling my name. Now that I’m home, I can’t submit to that craving. Well, I could but it would involve way more effort than just walking downstairs.
2. Yoga anywhere without the funny looks. Sitting can take a toll on one’s spine, making a few downward dogs during the workday essential. In my cubicle, I’d get strange looks. Here at home, I can do a quick spinal sequence and feel super stoked to continue my day.
3. No eating out. I’m sure to save money by not eating out as much as well. While I’ll try to get out midday for a walk or run around the neighborhood, I’m not within a convenient distance to restaurants, which makes popping out for a sandwich a hassle. This will force me to make better choices when I shop for groceries to ensure that I have all of the healthy food I need at my disposal.
I’m super lucky to be able to work from home, where my focus is better and I have the freedom to move around more during the day. While it may not work for everyone, it’s a great option for me.