Gumshoe is busy at work on a new feature for the site. This means evenings spent working at the desk and not sitting in front of the tv or behind a book.
Yesterday morning a street intersection near my workplace had a broken water main; this lead to there being no water in the surrounding area and me having to return to my apartment to work from home for the day.
There are definte benefits to working from home. One is that I got to put my pjs back on. The other is that I can control the heating situation of my workspace. The downfalls from working from home are the proximity to the kitchen and the ease in which one can stop and take a break from working to, say, take a leisurley bath or catch up on Brooklyn Nine Nine episodes. The same benefits and pitfalls come from blogging at home. I have found a great way to combat these diversions is to:
1. Make a List: If I have a list of what I want to complete during the day I am far less likely to stop to wander down a youtube rabbit hole. Plus, I love checking off the work I have completed. It makes me feel so accomplished.
2. Tea, lots of tea: I find that herbal tea keeps me motivated and keeps me away from constantly munching in the kitchen. Sure, I do have to go into the kitchen to boil water, but I am fairly certain I curb some of the snacking I would do by drinking some delicious tea.
3. Do take a quick break: Let’s be honest, when you are at work you tend to take short breaks to either chat to fellow employees ,or perhaps check your twitter account. It’s good to take a short break when you finish one task and before you move onto the next. I just don’t reccomend looking at recipes or pintnerest. With the proximity to the kitchen food pictures can be dangourous.
4. Pick a Time to Call it a Day: Sometimes, when you work from home, you can forget to stop working and burn yourself out for the next day of work.
5. One more cup of tea: To celebrate the end of the work day at home.