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What’s bad about working from home?

Welcome to the world of working from home at an instant. Honestly, for me, there are positive and negative sides that either we enjoy or be sad about this unprecedented event. Right now, we were given 30 days of quarantine to lower down the spread of the virus and I get, we should cooperate with the government on how we be able to get this died down.

Working at the comfort of your house has a lot of benefits. In fact, some studies have shown that working from home can actually be more productive in different ways. So I thought it might be helpful to give you a glimpse of how I do mine. You can share your practice by placing that on the comment section.

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The power of COVID19 has turned the world in 180 degree when it comes to lifestyle, attitude and a lot more. Suddenly streets are all cleared. The mother nature now can breath after so many decade of being wasted. In order to turn the world round to its own axis we need to work closely at the controlled level. We need WFHM to continue with the business.

Now, normally if I was going into the office, I’d be spending this time getting ready for work, rushing out the door to start my commute. Instead, I make myself my own brewed coffee on my back porch. Good thing, I invested on a swivel chair before so now it’s still comfortable unlike my monoblock in the kitchen.

The first thing I do an hour before my shift start is to take my time in meditation. I would normally turn on music to perk up my day. I will read the bible and get into 15 minutes of exercise.

Supposedly, if I would go to the office, I would go and take a bath early morning but now my bathing time is scheduled in the afternoon. In the morning I schedule my call normally so that people are still quite. As I progress through my morning, I also make some time to play with my son when I dont have meetings projects or cases. When my yoga mat was not yet up, I kick up several push up before rolling it up.

I plan my lunch break at around 11:00am or so. I’ll prepare our own meal, which cheaper and healtheir than going out. Often, we buy “ulam” at the store down the building but due to the tightened quarantine, they closed.

Now as I progress through the afternoon. I make sure I get everything done before the end of my shift. My wife is my own supervisor to make sure that I log off my computer during out of my shift. So I make sure to pack up before she gets my attention. Thats pretty much!

Getting some groceries is a little bit hard at this time. So I make sure to get the stuff good for 1 week. So I bought canned goods which we usually dont.

That’s about it, working from home is not too bad. It would still depend on how to look at it. Here is the thing, if you love you family more than your work it would not have a problem. Its going to be a different issue if you dont.

32 thoughts on “What’s bad about working from home?

  1. Love this post. Because of the self isolation right now that I am dealing with, working from home sucks. Thanks for the great read and making know that I am not alone.

    1. Hi Trent, this is the reality in the world. Most part of the world as far as Alaska has isolated themselves on this pandemic. Do you think this is created by science and technology. I have heard some discussion that this is due to the 5G implmentation which high use of technology started from Wuhan, CH due to high frequency.

    1. You are right. Its actually enjoyable if you love to be with your family. Most of them are not. My wife and I had some petty quarrels from the start of the quarantine. I learned the secret. The best way is to communicate with your spouse more often. My wife is staying at home and homeschooling our little one and I would understand her sentiments most of the time.

    1. Absolutely, from the previous years of working in the office I only spend time with my family almost 2 hours a day because of the traffic. Now I spend 24/7 with them and its a close to dream come true for me. I could say thank you COVID on the other side.

  2. My husband has actually been really enjoying working from home. We’ve noticed we have absolutely no idea what time or day it is but he’s staying productive while home and I feel like my days have really been extended not working off of a normal 7-7 schedule for him.

    1. Yes I think quarantine was the game changer for the corporate employment. Which has been the cry out of the shared services industry loong ago. And now is the wish come true.

  3. The worst I think would be the job cuts after the lockdown is lifted. All the companies have moved towards work from home and when the companies wont move back to offices, there could be job cuts.

  4. I totally agree! I became a full-time writer last year and I really had to keep myself strict about certain things. But it’s easy to fall off the wagon. Being a WFH person requires perseverance or else laziness and stagnation can really change the mood for worse.

  5. So true! There are definitely perks. I’ve worked from home for years, but having 5 kids home all day is like an early summer…lol….except no playgrounds. I love working from home, but looking forward to getting my kids back outside. 😉

    1. A lot of us are adjusting in this work from home strategy. Many did not like it, but we have no choice as it calls from this lockdown situation. We wil try to enjoy.

  6. Great post about those who can work at home. I can’t as I work a preschool teacher. And since my school also doubles a daycare, we are still open and taking kids as some parents have to work.

  7. Very informative post for all of us who are working from home. But it depends upon the nature of work, my team is in the field, I am little bit worry about them but we are following the safety measures.

  8. Working from home hasn’t been too different from me. The biggest difference has been keeping my kids busy with “school” work while I work.

  9. Working from home really is a great thing if we stay commited to our works. You have highlighted great plus points of work from home .Thanks

  10. Nice post! We are in isolation as well and we try to go out as seldo as possible. It’s hard. my husband and I both work from home always (before the isolation as welll) so nothing is changed that much but lacking outdoors and regular activities gets on my nerves)

  11. Working at home as a lot of great effects in our life. Especially nowadays that we are all stock up in lockdown due to covid-19. We always with our family, spending our time with them, while doing our work and earns money.

  12. I’ve been working at home for decades and can’t find one bad thing to say about it except that it lacks socialization at times.

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