Thanks to government-mandated social distancing, many of us are working remotely now and thanks to this forced change, there’s a good chance that many jobs will remain remote. So if you’re one of the lucky people who landed a remote gig and you happen to be single, you’ve stumbled into a world of adventure. If you so choose, of course. Here are all the ways to make the most out of your remote job.
Work from… wherever
Some remote jobs don’t require you to be connected to a landline or be “at your desk” from 8 am to 5 pm. If your job allows you to create your own schedule, then what’s to stop you from bringing your “office” to the beach or by a pool? Stretch out on a lounge chair, order a coffee, and get to work in the sun.
Dress however you want
Do you hate business casual? With a remote job, you can throw out all the pantsuits or khakis, and blazers in your closet. Replace them with jeans, leggings, sweatpants, whatever. You’ll never have to endure another day in uncomfortable clothes with your love handles hanging over your waistband. Your feet will thank you when you release them from the prison of dress shoes and high heels.
Travel the world
If you have no family responsibilities, take advantage of the freedom to go nomadic. Keep your permanent address as your house, then Airbnb, or rent it. Then pick anywhere in the world and work from there. Change your mind after a month? Move on to the next place. With co-working spaces popping up everywhere in the world, you can always find someplace to get work done. The best part is if you end up somewhere where the living costs are low, you’ll be able to save even more money, which buys you more freedom.
Start a side project
One of the great things about remote work is that you are free to be as efficient as you wish. Are you the type of person who takes 2 hours to do something that would have kept you in the office for 8 hours? Well, once you start working remotely, you’ll have an extra 6 hours freed up to do whatever you want. Whether it’s taking up a new hobby or starting a new project or even creating a new business, you’ve got the time to figure it out.
Live your dream life
Without an office, a commute, and a family tying you down, you’re free to live however you want. Always wanted to try out van life? Now it is your chance. Of course, it’s important to remember that your job is your first priority. But even if you do leave your remote job, chances are you’ll never want to work in an office again.