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6 Benefits of Flexible Work Hours

6 Benefits of Flexible Work Hours

Senior Helpers understands that a 9 to 5 job may not work for or appeal to everyone. For some, a strict job schedule can make it difficult to balance work and life. This can lead to increased stress levels and a decrease in overall happiness. Becoming a Senior Helpers caregiver allows individuals to create a schedule that works best for their personal life and needs.

Having a flexible work schedule provides numerous benefits such as:

1. Less stress:

Holding a full-time job, raising a family, and tending to personal needs can be extremely overwhelming. A flexible work schedule allows you to work around obligations and responsibilities outside of your job. This creates a better work and life balance, helping to reduce overall stress levels.

2. Better health:

A flexible job schedule provides more time to tend to physical and mental health needs. According to a “Flexjobs” study, almost 75% of respondents said work conflicted with their ability to care for their health needs, and 89% of respondents believed a flexible work schedule would help them take better care of themselves

3. Saves money:

As stated above, flexibility in a work schedule can improve health. Better health means less doctor’s visits due to sickness. This can significantly decrease your overall healthcare costs.

4. Boost in happiness and mood:

With less stress, better health, and more money in the bank, comes a boost in happiness.  Flexible hours make managing life easier and more enjoyable. 

5. More family and personal time:

A flexible work schedule provides more free time to spend with family or to tend to personal needs. This gives individuals the opportunity to take their children to and from school, attend important health appointments, and put time aside for personal care.

6. More time for hobbies and travel:

Lastly, job flexibility allows you to spend time doing the things you love. Choosing your own hours allows you to incorporate your favorite activities into your everyday life!

Flexible hours are just one of the many perks that a career in caregiving offers.