Working remotely

COVID-19 is affecting almost everyone. A quick look at the stats here and the number of cases around the world are on a constant rise.

The pandemic also means that many of us are now working from home. Although a good thing for the greater good, I hope all employers are lenient with their employees for a few weeks while they come to terms with the new way of working.

Having worked from home the last ten years and now from an office, I thought I would share my experience working from home the previous week.

  • Working from home the last week has been stressful vs before the pandemic. Working from home before was a choice, and the mind did not go racing thinking about the future. Your future, your family and friends future, the future of your work and the future of the entire world.

  • Working from home is not the same now. For a lot of people, it means having to juggle family life, looking after kids, looking after parents while also concentrating on getting work done.

  • I see a lot of tips and tricks on getting work done from home, and some of them are quite helpful, but I do agree with this twitter thread.

Having been not so productive the last week, here is my plan to get more work done in the coming weeks.

  • Get ready and start work by 8:30. Means waking up a bit early to make breakfast.

  • Stay away from the news. If I achieve this one thing, I think I will be a lot more productive in the coming weeks.

  • Focus on one thing and spend 30 mins just working on that task before walking around the house for a short break.

That’s it for now. I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and healthy. Take care 🤗

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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