working from home - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The greatest aspect of working from home was no more alarm clock. I would wake when I woke, and no matter if it was early or late, that was okay. The day began when it began and ended when it ended. So much stress evaporated. In a short while I awoke at the same time, give or take a few minutes, each day anyway. I developed my own rhythm, my own sense of time that had more to do with nature and my own biology.
Working from home has given me the flexibility to de-stress my life, to multi-task my day in a manner that benefits my entire family. Those few moments in the afternoon to make pizza dough, to go back to work while it rises and then re-emerge to make that healthful after-school food, that's everything. I get to do more parenting things than I could have. I get to take that commute time and get more rest. With a little thought into how things work with family, marking out the times when interruptions are okay and when they aren't, that's the little things that add to a successful transition.
Finding a place to work from home with natural light is great if you can get it. Being able to see a view from a window is great emotionally and it gives the eyes a chance for a long-focus as you look up and out.
At first working from home was placing a small desk in my bedroom. It was the one place in the house the kids were already trained to knock before entering. It wasn't "their space" and so that helped. Once boundaries were established I moved to a different room. That awareness that my work matters and interruptions must be minimised was by then a well established part of their emotional world and the boundaries felt okay to them. The smallest steps for adults can be the biggest emotional hurdles for children and we need sensitivity to that. Feeling secure in your loving bonds is everything.