How Remote Working Changed My Lifestyle

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In my previous post about switching from corporate to work from home, I have identified some benefits to working in a remote setup. One of them is eliminating stress from the daily commute. With the traffic situation in Metro Manila, a huge amount of time (i.e. 3 to 4 hours) was allotted to getting to and from work. And that’s exclusive of prep time in the shower, dressing up and fixing my bag (ladies have the habit of changing bags a few times a week). With working from home, I started using the extra time to leverage and capitalize on my personal growth.

Less than a year ago, I met this awesome Life and Business Coach who opened my eyes to the wonderful world of meditation. I’ve been following his blog posts until one day, something ignited in me and paved the way for me to walk into the realm of transcendence.

With the coach’s guidance, I started a 21-day simple program on Anger Management. I have always had this bad temper management whenever I see gross inequality, disrespect in action, amongst other pet peeves. I did the program everyday and after the short course, Coach suggested I try the 1-hour Osho Kundalini Meditation. My experiences in these programs warrant separate blog posts of their own, but for now it is best for me to share that it feels wonderful to be able to utilize the often stressful commute time to venture into a rewarding lifestyle change.

I’m on my 4th month of the program now and so far I have felt inner peace and calm. I walk 4 to 6 hours per week and meditate for at least an hour a day. I still read his blog posts regularly and one of my favorites is Do you Want to be Right or Happy? When you have time, go and read some of his articles for a dose of motivation.

The bottomline, I think, is not to encourage everyone to walk away from the corporate world and work from home. I will not attempt to alter the balance that is already working well. What I’m getting at is YOU have the power to CHANGE a stressful situation into something beneficial. As in business, “in every crisis, is an opportunity”.

You just have to see things in a different light :).

~ Alesah