It's been a week since I started working from home - it doesn't feel that odd to me since I spent many years working from home as a freelance event producer. But to be in a corporate job and working from the same table I produced hundreds of fundraisers from is a little strange.
I've already learned a few things from being at home -
- If you can't remember the last time you showered, it's time for you go take one.
- Ditto, if you can't remember how long you've been wearing the same t shirt.
The best advice that I can give you if you've never worked from home before is this - it's tempting to treat this as a vacation and get lazy, but that's not going to help you personally or professionally - so, get up at the same time every morning, shower and dress for the day even if the 'dress for the day' is a t shirt and jeans. No one said you had to dress UP, just get dressed.
The wonderful people I work with are, like all of us, stressed and scared, so today on a team call I wore a cheesehead hat. It was a bit of a gamble, because I was after all at work, but people thought it was funny (as I hoped they would) and someone mentioned that it was good to laugh.
The other thing that I am forgetting is that I'm not on house arrest and that it's not like there's been a nuclear war - I CAN go outside and take a walk or rent/ride a bike. After a week, it might be time to do so.