Working from your home would be a dream come true for many, especially for those people who have CFS, FM, IC and other chronic illnesses.
Regardless of whether someone works out of the home or in the home, it all takes a lot of discipline and hard work. I have done both and there are several things about working at home that were beneficial, but several that weren’t. So if you are sick and can’t handle the 40-hour grind anymore and it is just taking too much out of your body, keep reading.
If you want to work from home you can set your own hours. But you will probably still have to work just as much as you did outside the home. The nice thing about being at home to work is that if you need to stop and take your afternoon nap you can. You don’t have a boss standing over you telling you to get back to work.
When I am really feeling bad with the CFS & FM the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time on my hair and makeup, which is something I had to do when working out of the home. So if I was having a bad day while working at home it didn’t matter because I could work in my PJs if I wanted to – and I did many times.
When working from home and for yourself you really need to be extremely organized and disciplined to have a work schedule outlined. Even though CFS & FM flares are unpredictable, you still need to have a plan of action or time will just get away from you and you will end up accomplishing nothing.
You also have to be realistic. If you couldn’t physically handle working 40-hours a week for someone else, it will be very difficult putting in that many hours working at home also. Even though you can arrange your schedule around things, it is still working. Just remember to not do more than what your body can handle.
If anyone has any other questions about working from home, please comment and I will try to help as best as I can!