Working From Home Requires Focus
… You need some new skills …
People, new to working from home, are discovering all kinds of challenges in the home environment that they didn’t have in the office.
Most people’s first thought is “I can work in my pajamas” — yeah, that’s a slippery slope! Other pertinent considerations quickly follow: do you bother putting on a bra if you are staying home (personal preference); how about pants (we don’t need to know that)?
And who knew that there were so many distractions and temptations at home — pets, kids, Netflix and snacks are all vying for your attention. And how do you write a report sitting in the garden when that basil looks wilted, and those flowers need weeding, and…, and…, and…?
You need some new skills for this new life style! And you need to figure out how to stay focused. Remember merit badges when you were a kid? They were pretty motivational and provided you with focus. You learned to sew, or start a fire and you got a badge for mastering that skill.
Well, I got to thinking about that, and it wasn’t a big leap to a merit badge for your first virtual meeting, grocery shopping with an app, or mastering home schooling. How about kudos for hosting your first virtual happy hour (that is my personal favorite). With some humor and patience you will figure it out.
People are incredibly creative. I’ve enjoyed the musical parodies that have taken over facebook. A friend that normally has cooking classes in her home has turned to Zoom to share cooking online with clients. We’ve been doing virtual happy hour with friends on FaceTime to keep in touch. Neighbors are sharing grocery shopping with each other. People are out getting exercise but maintaining distance. These are tough times but people are figuring it out.
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Keep your sense of humor.
There will be challenges and we are all stressed. Most of us are lucky enough to just be terribly inconvenienced by the lock downs. I hope that boredom is your biggest concern (it means you are safe).
For the newly initiated to working from home, what are you doing to keep yourselves focused on work? And because it is important to separate work and play — how are you relaxing and keeping yourself entertained?
Please be smart, safe and practice creative social distancing.
Enjoy the journey!
Karin H Wilson
Artist | Designer | Photographer | Traveler | Storyteller
I am Karin H Wilson and I just love to share a good story with anyone — preferably over snacks! I’m particularly interested in capturing the world’s beauty and wonder in photographs. Besides my blog, you can find my images on Zazzle products. I have two stores — one with gifts for travelers and nature lovers, the other with gifts for gardeners and lovers of flowers. Items include notecards, tote bags, mugs, journals and more. Every product is backed by the Zazzle guarantee.
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