Working from home is great because you make your own schedule. You can pause and resume work throughout the day to suit your own needs. This is great for socialising as you can free up your time whenever your friends are free or there is a specific event coming up that you want to attend. If you’re poorly you can choose not to work that day and just spread out your tasks over the next couple days to catch yourself up. If you work from home and you have children, you have more time to spend in the home with them than you would if you spent time travelling back and forth to your job. Speaking of travelling, you totally eliminate travel costs to work which can be hugely expensive sometimes.
There are so many of advantages to working from home, but there are also a few disadvantages too. Friday night drinks with colleagues after work? Yeah that’s not really a thing, you give up the opportunity to make work mates. One of biggest ways to make friends as an adult is in the workplace so that opportunity is lost. This obviously isn’t the end of the world when you have a good set of friends in your life already but you definitely lose the day to day interactions you would have in a workplace. Keeping motivated and actually getting the work done is also a little harder when you have to self motivated and hold yourself accountable for your own productivity. It’s very easy to be lazy when when you have nobody to answer to but yourself.
I find that working from home I tend to break up the day a lot so I am left with little pockets of time where I want to do something other than work, so I’ll pop to the shops or do a load of laundry or play a game just to break work up. I’ve always been a PlayStation girl but recently I’ve been playing alot of games on apps on my phone. Now if you tell anyone I’ll deny it but I have spent more money than I’d like to admit on games on my phone but I don’t regret it at all because it’s so much fun at the time (I favour clicker games and home design games, don’t judge me). One thing I have come across a lot recently, now that I’m on the computer so much more, is online game sites like Novibet casino where there are a ton of games all in one place that can literally keep you entertained for hours! Not really great for getting back to work but definitely something that will fill spare pockets of time to have a load of fun and give your mind a break from mundane duties.
I started this blog talking only about plus size fashion and then I realised I wanted to share more than just what I was wearing. When I moved into my first place I started doing home improvement and home interior posts and was so happy to share all the things I was doing as well as sharing my clothes and outfits. Over the years I have been including more about home and lifestyle and my content has developed with me. I’m older now and I have more financial responsibilities than I did when I started when I was able to spend as much as I wanted to fashion and make-up. I found that trying something new can be really rewarding and in some cases useful to other people.
A few years ago I used to post videos to YouTube, those of you who have been around from the start will already know this but one day I just decided that it wasn’t for me. This week however I have been really wanting to record content again so I’m trying to decide what it is exactly that I want to create and share. I could go back to doing beauty and makeup videos or I could go down the route of fashion so it ties in with my blog and my Instagram or I could just turn on the camera and see what happens. But it’s definitely time to get creative and get back into creating content and be seen. I miss the excitement of having myself out in the world.
Something else that might be exciting for me to try is playing the lottery, it’s a funny old thing because growing up all my family members played the lottery, on their own and in a family syndicate. Initially I was too young and then when I was of age an uncle of mine would put money in for me under my name. Sometimes they won but mostly they didn’t and I never really thought much of it but I never actually played myself. I’m nearly 34 so I’ve been able to take part for many years but it was never something I thought about but recently I’ve been putting money into app games and it seems ridiculous to me because there is no chance of winning anything I just give them my money for bonus things in the game lol, don’t get me wrong it’s a lot of fun and I don’t mind that I do that but it’s weird that I don’t play games that can actually give me a return. I’m looking into the National lottery and might play a line occasionally and who knows. I’ve also been made aware of a few game sites like Netbet casino where I can play games exactly like the games I’m always playing on the app but I can actually win some money back!
Obviously you have to play responsibly. I’m a game girl so I do wonder how I’ll enjoy this type of gaming.