Working from home today, as usual I start mega early (just in case someone checks) and I finish really late. Do hourly email checks and answer within seconds of a reply. I think it'd be easier just to go to work. What are you up to?
So, first of all it will be a 40-50 minute early morning walk, this afternoon I will watch my niece play U.S style football (it is called grid iron here in Oz) and finally I may go with my sister to a car show that her partner will display his 60's mustang. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it!
Earlies this week, so off at 14.00 and a LOOONNGG weekend to look forward to. Son is home, safely, after driving two hours from uni on a Friday evening . Tomorrow is up and down - we are going sales shopping and having a Chinese, but tomorrow evening our lovely old cat, Kigoo, is going on a one way trip to the vet. He is not that old, 8, but he has Feline AIDS and has contracted terminal pneumonia. He has been spoilt rotten this week, hot water bottles and boiled chicken, but he is having a hard time breathing so we are doing the kindest thing for him. Right now he is on the other side of the kitchen and I can hear him breathing.
Well so far each of my personal students have their very own file with everything in there, I have done all my washing, prepped 4 PPts for sessions I am delivering (keynote lectures...scare me to death), looked at my research file (to check its still there...it is) and bought my boys new trainers!
I work from home as a contract software dev at times, and I always feel guilty. A friend of mine's wife works from home, has done so for over a decade, and he says she still feels the same way even today. lol So working from home you put in a 10 hour day, but at the office you work maybe 2, with the rest of the time chatting with co-workers and sending inappropriate emails. Yet corporate America still thinks cube farms are the best way to go! Eye-roll!
I will be working from home regularly for the first time in my new position, and your suggestion to check for emails is spot on I think. Even when I am on site, I often lag in "noticing" and responding to emails. I'll have to set myself an hourly timer until I am in the habit of checking emails.
I understand working from home has some benefits, but wouldn't you prefer to be out there mingling with your fellow humans? I work outside all day by myself and enjoy the people I meet and converse with (which is very few in these winter months).
today i hope to have some coffee, renew my gym membership, more coffee, get some writing done, maybe another coffee, clean some of my upstairs (that has been neglected.... the dust bunnies are building hutches up there!), and then treating myself to an afternoon coffee???
I have a day off. I actually only work two days a week and sometimes extra. I shall go and see my son and take his dog back, which I have been looking after while he was on holidays in Mexico. Do a bit of shopping, there is no milk left in the fridge and then some reading and perhaps get on line for a bit. Well just relax actually.