How To Work From Home

By Samantha Martin

Do people think you don't have a real job because you work from home? Here are my top 8 tips to help you work from home without going crazy!

One of the reasons I decided that having a “real job” just wasn’t for me was my hatred of going to, and sitting in an office all day. I also just didn’t like the whole office politics and having to be there at a certain time. Wear certain clothes and just pretend you like being there. Pretending to like someone that under normal circumstances you’d rather stick pins in your eyes than sit next to for 8 hours a day. And don’t get me started on having to eat your lunch with these people too! Obviously, that was all back in the days of the “real job” and working for someone else. Not anymore! Now I get to work from home!

Did you notice my “real job” remarks there? Funnily enough, I’ve had a few conversations in the past week about “real jobs” and how those of us that work for ourselves and even worse, work from home, somehow are perceived as not working! There seems to be some great mystery to the outside world as to how freelancers, the self-employed and small business owners manage to survive since we do no work! We don’t have “real jobs” and lounge around in our pyjamas all day watching daytime tv.

Let me just set the record straight. I couldn’t tell you the last time I watched daytime tv. I don’t wear my pyjamas all day. But, I will admit though to wearing them now. But it is 1am and I’ve already missed my self-imposed deadline this week for posting this blog. I missed it because I was working! For myself! All day! And not in my pyjamas!

Pyjama Drama

Now don’t get me wrong, it is tempting some days to just not get dressed and stay in my pyjamas. Or loungewear as some folks call it now. Loungewear! Yes, that was me rolling my eyes. I saw a girl’s profile on Instagram the other day calling herself a loungewear influencer. Ummmmmmm, so you’re just a pyjama lounger then really love. I said that in my best Sarah Millican impression because I think she’d say it like that. Anyway, I digress…….


So now my greatest joy of not being in someone else’s employment is that I get to work from home. I do have an office if I want to go to it. It’s actually a very nice office and Socially Famous PR recently moved to it. But I like to spend time working on my own stuff (like my blogs and my other writing and stuff) at home. I like the freedom of working from home. To not have to deal with traffic and other people. If I’m feeling uninspired I can go for a walk or go and do my shopping and resume working later. I like that if I’m busy I don’t have to stop because the office is closing, I can just crack on. Or Go to the full article.

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