When I think that maybe working in a more traditional setting again, wouldn’t be so bad, I remember these occurrences that happen throughout my day and think nope, I like working from home…
1. I Can Drink My Bulletproof Coffee in Peace
Nobody is around to be all like “Who is that crazy girl putting coconut oil in her coffee. What a weirdo!”
2. I Get to Feel Like Princess & The Pea
Let me explain…
Working abroad at the moment, nice office chairs, at a decent price, are not easily found. My current setup consists of a very low, awkward chair with an insane amount of pillows and cushions stacked on top. My attempt at an ergonomically correct workstation to save my spine. It looks crazy pants, but since I’m the only working in this home office… who the heck cares!
3. I’m Allowed to Clean My Bathroom in the Middle of the Day
Ok, this one is more of a procrastination method that I don’t recommend. But hey, my bathroom is cleaner. And I don’t have to share or wait in line!
4. I Get a Dog Toy Randomly Brought My Way Throughout the Day
This is where my Chihuahua Mix Yu-mi comes in. She likes to bring me her rope to play every few hours. Most of the time, it is a much-needed break, plus who could resist that face! She also likes to fall asleep on my arm when I’m trying to type.
Rarely, but sometimes I give up and we both have to take a nap.
5. I Can Hangout with People Like Marie Forleo and Kate Northrup Whenever
So, there is no water cooler at my house, and I do not actually get to hang out with Kate and Marie. But, anytime I need some biz advice, they are just a click away. Best “pretend” coworkers ever!
You can hang out with Kate and Marie too by visiting their YouTube Channels, I’ll share.
Bonus Perk! You can stay in your PJs if you feel like it and have no Skype meetings scheduled. (I have been known to rock a blazer on top and pajama pants on the bottom.) You can also walk around with a face mask on and moisturize that skin!
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