It’s obviously nice to have no commute, and to wear slightly more comfortable clothing. To be honest, I do think I’ve been a bit more productive – I chat to colleagues more than I realised!
But I do miss the social aspect of the office, getting to see people regularly. It’s also annoying because what used to be a quick pop along the office for a simple question now has to either be an email (and a potentially lengthy wait) or a whole meeting.
Probably would find it easier working from home if I could go out somewhere afterwards…struggling with no pub! But I certainly hope I can keep working from home at least a few days a week when all this is over.
I’m finding that I’m not really having a place to relax once the ‘working day’ is finished. Don’t really have a desk area so having to work from the living room/dining table which is mildly annoying for the rest of the house. While I don’t miss the act of commuting, I was always grateful to have the time to wake up and get my brain started for the day.
We’re all learning new ways to self-motivate and restore a sense of purpose so it’s a good time for self-reflection…
Just spotted this article from Forbes on the pros and cons on working from home, and now that we’re well into a routine and some businesses are thinking about opening back up, what are you feeling works best?