Working from Home for the First Time? Read This.
- April 20, 2020
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I’ve freelanced as a full timer at various points in my life and have only one piece of advice: Set limits.
I recently spoke with a friend who is currently working from home, and she sounded overwhelmed.
“There’s so much work. I’m trying to catch up but…” It sounded like all she was doing was working.
I’ve been there. My home office consisted of one corner in my living room. Having my computer on a desk meant that work was always just there. There was no respite. Everything sat in plain sight, condemning me after I stopped. I’d eat a meal and then gravitate toward the work.
So, I bought a computer cabinet that didn’t look like a computer cabinet. It looks like a lovely armoire. When closed, it’s easy to imagine that there are folded quilts inside. It gave me the space I needed in my head.
Set limits. Make sure you set your timer as well. Take breaks. Pretend you’re in the office. But do feel free to wear sweatpants.