A routine is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, a good routine structures your day so it's easier to stay healthy, productive, fulfilled, and so on. On the other hand, a bad routine (or any routine eventually) can make you feel stuck in a rut, unable to get out, a tiny cog in a disinterested wheel.
Switching up your routine can fill your life with a fresh breath of air, but you have little freedom to do so when you work in an office. You're expected to be in by a certain time and work for a set number of hours. There's little you can do about this, particularly when you're early in your career.
Remote work gives you the freedom to create a routine that works for you or change a routine when it stops working for you. You can design your workday as you please.
- Are you a morning person? Start your workday at 6 AM and do most of your work in the morning. Then go to the gym at 3 PM and pick up the kids from school without worrying about work.
- Have a sudden urge to work from someplace else? Walk to a nearby coffee shop and work from there for a few hours. Then return home, prepare dinner, and work for a few hours when everyone else is asleep.
- Live close to the beach and want to catch a few waves late morning? Work from 7 - 10 AM, go surfing, then come back and work the rest of the afternoon and evening.
It's vitally important to understand that it's not just remote work that makes a non-linear workday possible. It's remote work combined with asynchronous communication, few meetings, and a culture where you're not judged how you get the work done, as long as you get it done.
The non-linear workday also doesn't mean vacation. As a remote worker, you still have to work and you're still expected to meet certain deadlines and quality standards. But it doesn't matter where you do it or how long it took you. It's a new paradigm of work, one that gives you the freedom to create the lifestyle you want.
Do you want to join a company that allows you to work remotely with non-linear workdays? You can! X-Team is always looking for experienced developers. Send through your application today.