How Working Remotely Can Increase Happiness

Nowadays, more employers are offering remote work opportunities to their employees; as long as they get their work done, employees can work wherever they want to.

With the chance to work outside of normal business hours from anywhere in the world, employees can enjoy their hobbies, spend more time with their friends and families, and pursue their love of travel. Consider how this lifestyle can benefit you and make you happier!

Travel the World

Do you want to see the New Seven Wonders of the World? Explore each U.S. National Park? Visit every Disneyland Resort on Earth? Spend time visiting friends and family who live far away from you? Whatever your dream vacation is, remote work allows you to do it.

Traveling can fulfill you emotionally, allow you to have unique experiences, and help you discover passions you didn’t know you had. You can try new things wherever you are. You may not realize that you are an avid hiker or love to scuba dive until you aren’t tied to a 9-to-5 job and can have new experiences all around the world.

Working remotely allows you to cultivate your life outside of work. Whether you love to travel or never could before, seize the opportunity! Spend your mornings at “the office” and your afternoons enjoying what the world has to offer.

Increase Productivity

Remote workers are less stressed and significantly happier than their counterparts. Many distractions are removed, including potentially long meetings and non-work conversations with coworkers, allowing you to focus on the work you need to do.

We often think exclusively about the “life” part of work-life balance, but focusing on your job while you’re working is just as important to maintaining that equilibrium.

You should be proud of what you accomplish at work. Get comfortable and do the best you can. Let your time on the job be pleasant and fruitful. Enjoying your job is vital to increasing your overall happiness.

Live the Life You Want

Remote work allows you to focus on the way your job fits into your life, not how your life will fit your job. Even if you don’t travel, you can use your flexible schedule to your advantage. Structure your days around other obligations and needs.

Go to your favorite workout class during the middle of the afternoon. Volunteer at a local animal shelter. Return to school to obtain another degree. Start your side business. Learn a new language. Take an art class. Write your novel. Babysit for your friends and family members. You have the flexibility to spend time on your other interests — so do it!

Save Money and Time

With remote work, you don’t have to sacrifice the stability and benefits of a steady job to live the way you want. You still have a reliable salary, benefits, and support. You don’t have to use time off to travel or if you get sick; you can simply work from home.

Working from home can potentially help you save thousands of dollars per year. You can easily make and eat lunch at home; you no longer have to commute to and from the office; and you don’t have to worry about a professional wardrobe. If you’re a single parent, you can avoid childcare costs. Use those savings to budget for your happiness. Invest in yourself and your well being.

Take your extra time, energy, and money to be the best version of yourself. Apply yourself while on the job, but log off of that computer with a sense of gratitude and triumph. Let yourself be happy in all areas of your life.

Indiana Lee

Indiana Lee lives in the Northwest and has a passion for the environment and wellness. She draws her inspiration from nature and makes sure to explore the outdoors on a regular basis. Indiana loves experiencing new things and sharing with others what she learns through her writing. You can chat with Indiana on twitter @IndianaLee3