It’s true; remote work isn’t meant for everyone. Some people feel more comfortable working in an office, close to their coworkers. Some find it hard to maintain discipline with a flexible schedule. Some don’t like the feeling of loneliness and isolation that may follow a remote worker. You’d like to try this lifestyle, but you’re not sure what it’s going to look like. You’re not convinced it’s right for you and you don’t want to make a mistake. These are some of the signs working remotely may be your thing.
#1 You don’t like staying in one place for too long.
You’re not too attached to your hometown. Travelling a lot makes you feel free and joyous, and you don’t like spending money on things. You save up for taking a trip at least once a month. Even when you can’t go somewhere new, you don’t like to sit at home. When you were a student, you preferred studying in a library or a quiet coffee shop to studying in your room. Not even a rainy or a cold day can stop you from moving around the city. Constant change is your fuel and you’re in love with the dynamic lifestyle.
#2 You’re great at time management.
To other people, it may seem as if your day had more than 24 hours. Somehow, you get to do everything from your list. You know how to manage your time very well. You don’t waste a single minute doing something unimportant, and you’re also great at multitasking. It doesn’t even affect the quality of your work. You know how to prioritize and focus, and once you make a schedule, you stick to it. You know yourself and always take advantage of your most productive hours.
#3 You’re extremely disciplined.
A flexible schedule can have many advantages, but disadvantages as well. It’s easy to give in to Netflix and chill, while a pile of work is waiting on your desk. If you’re able to stick to your schedule no matter what and focus on work when you need to, you’d be a great remote worker. Most employers are worried about remote team members meeting their deadlines, but being disciplined would be a big plus for you.
#4 You adapt well to new situations.
You don’t find it hard to adapt to a new working environment or a new place for living. You speak one or two foreign languages, which makes it easier to get around abroad. You’re not strict about your routines, and you change them with no hesitation – you only need a day or two to adjust. You’re not rigid and don’t require perfect conditions and complete silence to focus. It’s not easy to distract and you’re able to find positive sides to any place.
#5 You’re outgoing and you make friends easily.
Being a digital nomad and simply working remotely isn’t the same, but it’s similar. Many remote workers are also digital nomads and travel constantly. As you don’t spend much time in one place, it can be harder to build a meaningful relationship. You get close with someone, and you’re already leaving. However, you’re pretty talkative and outgoing, so starting a conversation with a stranger is no problem for you. This useful trait will help you make friends all over the world and avoid feeling lonely.
#6 You’re self-oriented.
You’re not afraid of potential issues you may face because you know there are challenges in every job. Being out of the office and far from your colleagues doesn’t scare you. You know you can rely on written communication to solve any problem, but even more, you rely on your own skills. It’s easy for you to take initiative and you’ll try to figure out what to do before you reach out for help.