Telecommuting is a more common career choice in today’s computer- and Internet-driven world. It allows people who may geographically be located hundreds of miles apart to work side-by-side, so to speak. It provides cost reductions for both the employer and the employee while providing an effective and efficient work environment. How does this help you lead a balanced life?
While some telecommuting jobs require set hours so that you can be available to communicate with others, many positions allow flexible work hours. This lets you schedule your day in a way that fits your lifestyle. Night owls can work late, once the kids are asleep. Others may choose to work while the kids are at school and keep their evenings free.
The loss of a daily commute is a real time saver. In congested city traffic, it can also be a great stress-reducer. The time spent getting dressed and ready to go to the office and the drive time to and from work can be used in ways that add balance to your life. You might choose to have a relaxed breakfast or dinner with the kids, take up an exercise class or go to the park in the afternoons. You could choose to put the saved time into doing extra work if you are trying to advance or earn a little extra.