Working From Home

Working From Home

My desk

My desk

Been thinking about writing this post for a while, but not actually writing it. And then I realize that I am thinking about it too much, and I should just write the damn thing. So…

I should’ve called this Lessons learned about working from home. Maybe that will be the update, a few months down the line.

Anyhoo. Here are some observations I have about working from home, a month-and-a-half in.

  • It is easier to work in a clean office with a neat desk. I suppose. As you can see from the picture to the right, I am failing (flailing) on both counts.
  • Streaming Netflix and/or Amazon Prime is KEY, especially with series I’ve watched before. Series so far have been Supernatural, Sherlock, and now Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Also important, the shows must be either familiar enough or predictable enough so I can ignore them. Leverage will be a good one, I’ve watched it twice through, same for Fringe. Criminal Minds would be good, even though I’ve not seen them all, because they are fairly predictable.
  • If I don’t bathe first thing in the morning, lunchtime is a great time to take a shower (I know, people say you should treat working from home as if you were leaving the house and going into an office, but I live for ignoring good advice)
  • Regardless, bathing every day is a good thing. I will feel better.
  • I love wearing pajamas every day. I haven’t worn a bra in over a week, that is #winning.
  • Must take advantage of the fact that I work in basement and the kitchen is on the first floor. Enforced stairs! I can eat in my office, but I must keep the food in the kitchen. (I am able to make spearmint tea downstairs, but I’m drinking chai mostly, and that requires half-and-half AKA STAIRS!!!)
  • Space heater is important in this basement room, which seems like it’s NOT insulated.
  • Would it kill me to walk outside once an a while? I mean, really.
  • Try not to work too many 9 or 10 hour days.  Especially in a row.
  • Wear slippers, not bare feet. I will thank me the next time I almost run my foot over with my rolling chair.
  • Find ways to reach out to people I work with – this is a work in progress

There you go, some observations about working from home. I have a pretty sweet set up here. Printer, big monitor to plug my laptop into, a smart TV for the streaming. And I am busy at work, which is a blessing.

Working from home is great.

That is all.