I’ve worked from home for the last 12 years – and I’ve loved every minute of it. I joke with people that a bad day at “the home office” is better than a good day at a real one. Being able to work at home has many advantages (and yes, even some disadvantages!) but most important for me has been the opportunity to be a stay at home dad. Most days I get to see my kids out the door in the morning and come home in the afternoon. We can sit and chat about their day, and I can help with homework. What a deal! So when I came across this article and report about the geography of those who work from home, it peeked my interest. There’s a lot of interesting information via this census report, but this was my favorite part:
Finally, working from home is associated with higher levels of happiness and well-being (measured by Gallup surveys with a correlation of .50). This is not surprising since long commutes by car are one of those things that takes the biggest negative toll on our happiness.
Like I said…. what a deal.