So, like so many others in the UK in light of the new guidance to try to curb the spread of COVID-19, I have been asked to working from home. I had my first experience of this on Wednesday this week…it was very odd!
However, because it was so sudden, I am not fully set up yet, so there is a limit on what I can actually do. But I can email and communicate with my colleagues remotely thankfully, but it does feel strange not being able to just talk across the office to them!
It all felt very weird and I wasn’t sure what I should be doing or how I should be doing it! My job is a desk and computer bound, 9-5 one, so I am used to being in an office every day.
I started the day hunched over my little chromebook on my bed, but after about of hour of that I knew that my bed could not be my desk for the day!!
I decamped to the dining room table, much better…but I also have to share this with my partner who is of course working from home as well. He is used to it and has his own routines, so the sudden presence of another WFH-er was a bit disruptive!
We live in a flat with limited space, so the only desk like area we currently have is the dining room table. It’s certainly not ideal and will be a learning curve for both of us I’m sure!! We are going to look into setting up another space if this arrangement continues for a long period.
The radio on or off?? That’s been one of the debates! I’m a definite radio on person, but he is not!
Compromise is going to be key to get through this!
So, as I my first week of home working finishes, with no idea how long this might last, I am asking you lovely lot for your WFH tips!
I would welcome your thoughts, advice, hints and tips on how to survive!!
How do you work from home?
Do you have an office?
Do you have a routine?
Do you stay in your pyjamas all day, or get up and get dressed??
What do you for lunch?
And if, like me, this is your first experience of working from home, how are you finding it?
Please feel free to share your stories below! It would be great to know how it’s going!