Working at a job from home is extremely convenient and so much more conducive to a healthier life than you may have experienced in your career. It's not only the stress-meter that you can take into account when you realize the good things related to not going to work outside your home.
Related to much of that stress, consider the time and expense of commuting. This would include the hours that you spend driving, parking and/or stuck in traffic in rush hour(s). Add to this the expense for gas and oil, bridge tolls, parking fees, and wear and tear on your vehicle. If you use public transportation, there is the cost of your fare. As if to add insult to injury, unless you work with an expense account in your job, you are not paid for your time or any of the related costs for commuting.
Imagine keeping all that expense money in your pocket and using your time differently when you are fortunate enough to have a job from home online. You are already making more profit and have more time for your life from day one, and it adds up. In your job you are only paid for the actual time you are spending at your place of employment, actually working. Most companies do not account for commute time or the expense associated in your salary or hourly wage. This is coming out of your earnings.
If you have children it is likely that you have to use daycare or babysitters. The costs for this, and again the time it takes you to go to and from everyday adds up, along with the stress level as these things, like a job, are time sensitive. The worst part here is when you realize the precious time you are missing watching them grow up. The ‘first's that you might miss because strangers spend more time with them than you can while you are away at work.
You may look at having a job at home online from different perspectives. A more and more common way is if you could ask your employer if they might consider allowing you to ‘telecommute' at least part time. Explain to them that in addition to your expense and time it is also good for the environment to have less traffic on the freeways and fuel contaminating the air from ‘rush hour' traffic.
If they choose not to agree, then you can still create your own job from home online in your spare time. Lots of people have started out this way with the goal of ‘firing their boss' someday. They really took it seriously and were able to eventually quit their day jobs entirely and support themselves completely on their own.