Thursday, 19 January 2017

Day 19.... Working from home

There are pros and cons to working from home.

For example, my morning commute takes all of 20 seconds and my travel expenses are zero.
But keeping 'work' and 'life' separate, and in balance, is next to impossible.  

I can't remember the last time I didn't do any work at all at a weekend.  But if I want to take a day off during the week, I can, in the knowledge that I can catch up by working later for the next few days, or putting in an extra day over the weekend.

I can roll out of bed and be at work in less than 5 minutes flat, and that includes making a cup of tea. 
I can wear the same thing three days running without shame.

I can decide what I want to do and when.
But I will inevitably still be 'working' at 9pm.... dealing with enquiries and paperwork, packaging orders or doing research.

I don't have to make small talk with anyone and there's no office politics... unless you count Small Dog's endless quest for the 'Employee of the Month' award.
However, there's nobody to check that I'm doing what I should be doing, so procrastination is a constant threat.

And it's easy to lost track of time and focus on one thing for too long, to the detriment of everything else.

So, like I said, swings and roundabouts. But all in all, I wouldn't change it for the world!


Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Lo mejor es que estás haciendo lo que te gusta:-)

Sandra Morris said...

Rosa..Sí, tengo mucha suerte de poder hacer lo que disfruto :)

Lo siento por mi español ... gracias a Google Translate ;)

Kathy Moore said...

Very amusing!! Being that I "work" from home too, the statement that most struck home with me was "no one is watching, so procrastination is a constant threat." Amen!! I desperately need to be more self-disciplined!