If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not have heard that we’re in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been recommended to work from home to enable a thing called social distancing. Which means I’ll be working from home for the rest of the month – not something I relish, to be quite frank, as I’ve never really found myself adequately productive when I work from home.
Sure, don’t get me wrong – I do get my work done when I work from home. And my own introversion does enjoy the relative solitude of getting shit done without coworkers around.
What I can’t abide, really, is the bleed-through of work and non-work when I do work from home. I dislike the fact that it is quite hard, for me at least, to separate out the two; there isn’t a physical barrier or space to do so, at least until fairly recently.
The one thing different this time around, which I hope helps a lot, is the fact that I did alot a separate space to get work done. I bought a work desk and a chair from IKEA ago when I moved here, and I’ve used it occasionally the past year or so for actual work, especially on the days I’ve had to work from home because I needed to sign for a package or be home for an errand.
So yeah, this next couple of weeks until the end of the month will be interesting. A lot of my weekday routines will be disrupted, and I have to admit I do like my routines.