My productivity is significantly higher working from home because I have the flexibility to organize my day with minimal distractions. The amount of work I can complete remotely has been astonishing. Much of the work I’ve done this year, from manager searches to asset allocation and proposals, would have previously taken months to achieve. It is amazing the time gained when you are not traversing airports, hailing Ubers or checking into hotels.
Moving forward, figuring out the way I want to live
I never realized the time gained when we don’t have to worry about a commute and other facets of office life. For weekends, my family and I enjoy spending time together in the Texas Hill Country. There are now more opportunities to be there, balancing what I love in a beautiful, outdoor environment. Working from home also presents other opportunities, such as eating lunch with my wife and daughter and staying more consistent with working out. My new schedule compliments my passion for road and gravel biking. For me, days go better with a decent ride before logging into work.
Many others have had positive experiences with the shift to remote work, while some have struggled. My advice for them is figure out what you need to be productive in this environment and learn to manage your time. Most importantly, prioritize your health and figure out the way you want to live.
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