As you know working from home is one of the new “perk” companies offer as incentives. Some offer a few days, while other companies allow you to work remotely 100% of the time. While most people dream of working from home due to the tremendous amount of benefits such as: staying in your pajamas, eating whatever – whenever, taking naps in between meetings, or grocery shopping during conference calls, it may be more beneficial to be in an office.

Yes, you heard me right; I know it may sound strange, but hear me out on this one.

I recently had the opportunity to work from home and as I left the office the day before, I grinned from ear to ear excited about working from home for the first time ever.

The next morning started off pretty normal.

I was still up and working by 8 am, then my meetings started and my patience began to wear thin. What I thought would be an “easy day” turned out to be a headache.

I was constantly being interrupted by family members who swore they had an important question for me that needed to be answered right away. My wi-fi also decided that it could go in and out whenever, so It’s safe to say I repeated “Hang on just a moment. I need to refresh my screen.” at least four hundred times.  The office I work in has coffee and I get my daily dose for free, however, while at home I didn’t have access to free coffee which caused me to yawn uncontrollably. Lastly, I made efforts to try and tidy up while working thinking I could multitask and be Superwoman for the day. LIES!

Overall, working from home can be more stressful than working from an office. When in the office, you can focus on your work and get tasks done quicker. You can also be truly engaged in meetings, webinars, and more without the background noise, and there’s enough coffee to wake you up and keep you going….for free.

What are your thoughts? Do you prefer working from home or the office?