Did you recently find yourself going from a full-time career to being a full-time parent or house-spouse? Whether a job loss or a new baby spurred your need to be at home, you might feel somewhat overwhelmed and disoriented by your new situation. Take a deep breath, make a cup of tea, and consider the following:
1. Suits are out, PJ’s are in! Gone are the days of spending half an hour trying to figure out what to wear. You no longer need to conform to office dress codes or impress your co-workers with your fancy attire! Although some people find that they only feel like ‘themselves’ after showering and getting dressed, you might feel completely happy wearing jammies or lounge-wear all day long. Embrace what is comfortable for you, and don’t worry about trying to impress anyone! Wearing slippers instead of high-heels all day just might be enough to convince you that your desk job was not as nice as this!
2. Remember your long commute? Whether you were fighting for a seat on a train, or to merge on the highway, work-day commutes take an emotional and financial toll. No more gritted teeth and honking horns. You’ll save money on gas and wear-and-tear on your vehicle if you drove to work, as well! You can use the time you would have spent on commuting to grab a few extra minutes of sleep, too.
3. Did you sit all day at your office job? Eat take-out food? Have no time to exercise? Your new lifestyle is perfect for embracing new, healthier habits. At home, you can choose to be less sedentary, spend time working out, and make healthier meals from scratch. Your overall physical and mental health will improve and you will never want to return to full-time work!