Ahh…it’s on days like this that I am happy I work for myself in the comfort of my own home. I woke up today not feeling very good. I’m not sick or anything. I just don’t feel good. I am tired, crabby and just want to curl up on my couch under a blanket and watch movies.
Of course, I haven’t done that YET, but I will migrate to the couch soon and maybe even take a nap once I get a few of my daily work tasks out of the way.
So why do I love working from home so much and even more so on days like today? Well, I don’t have to call in to a shitty boss. I don’t have to ‘be excused’ and then deal with the consequences of that. I used to have this one boss who used to punish me if I ever called out sick. I’m not kidding! She used to assign me all sorts of crappy tasks, piling it on higher and higher, on the day I returned to work after calling out. I hated that so much. No one should be punished for calling out sick.
Also, I can work when I want. I don’t have to spend 8 hours sitting at my desk or bench, doing menial tasks and/or trying to look busy when I was finished with such tasks. It’s lovely. Now when finish something, I move on or take a break or eat something or take a shower. I get to choose. If I am not feeling well, I can take time off to rest.
I get to be creative. This has got to be my favorite about working from home. I can choose what to promote and how to promote it. I love making images to use for my campaigns. I love making videos. I love being creative.
I also get to choose who I deal with on a daily basis. Remember that shitty boss I mentioned before? Well, I didn’t really like her or my co-workers for that matter. They were all shitty people with even shittier attitudes and work ethics. I used to have to spend 8 hours a day with those shitheads, pretending that I cared and actually liked them. Little did they know, I hated them and I was happy when they fired me. Now, I get to work with people that I like and admire. People who have good hearts and are always trying to help each other out. It’s awesome! I am no longer surrounded by shitheads.
Working from home for yourself rocks…especially on days when you just aren’t feeling that great.