I am trying to find the benefits of working from home and take advantage of the time given to me. My work is an “on-call” basis so I am only needed if the client has a meeting. While I was in the office, I used my downtime to write or read or shop. In an effort to decrease my anxiety with all of these new routines in place at the moment. I am determined to make better use of my time. The benefits of being able to stay at home are good. Even with some of the inconveniences.
I don’t have an office in my home. I worked briefly in the basement but its creepy down there and depressing so I wanted another option. I also have two dogs. An eight-year-old Kerin terrier mix whose bark could cut glass with its high pitch, and a five-month-old German Shepherd whose bark is deep and scary and frequent… he is a baby and it has been hell keeping him quiet. When they play it is like a very off tune symphony of annoyance. All of this makes setting up at the dining room table a horrible option. The benefit of this is that they are my heart and keep me smiling so I keep their rooms in the dining room as normal because it is there space. The other benefit is that I get to spend more time with them and they aren’t in their room for long periods of time.
The last option is my bedroom. This isn’t ideal because I will be on video with co-workers and clients. I don’t exactly want them to view my bedroom but it is my best option. I set a snack tray stand in the corner of my bedroom and brought a dining room chair beside it. The laptop is set up and on so I’ll hear any emails or alerts I need to. I have a HUGE thermos of coffee and made breakfast to bring into my room. The kitchen is close so I can sneak in there without disturbing the boys. They are actually really good for me.
So here I sit. I have my coffee. I have eaten a little. I did a morning mediation (new for me) that went ok. I guess that is a habit I need to work on. I am waiting for an alert that I am needed for work. I have books to read and I have work on my blog that can be done. Some of which I can’t do in the office. Things like taking a quick photo for Boobday! I hope that everyone is doing well and adjusting to whatever changes they are having to make.
I hope we can all find the benefits of this new way of living. Be safe and be well my friends!