For a long time I envied people who work from home. I always wondered how happy they must be for not having to deal with the road stress, having more time to spend with their families, and even more, having time for themselves. As soon as I got the opportunity to join the elite and work from home, I jumped on it without hesitation. Was it the right move? 🤔
The first days, I was busy getting more familiar with my new job, and my new working from home situation. As days go by, I started to miss the office environment. The coworker who spends at least 20 min talking about her useless husband just because I adventured to ask her how did their marriage anniversary go? Or the boss who walked by me in the morning with an aggravated face as for sure he had a squabble with his wife before coming to the office, and the list goes on. However, I kept thinking positively by looking at how much time, money,…. I am saving.
Well I can tell you, I was lying to myself. I felt exactly like him ⬇️. There were days when I really felt depressed.
To this day, I still feel disconnected. It is hard to ping a coworker to chat as I don’t know how busy they are or if they will even welcome the idea, I don't know a lot about the company only when my boss shares with me the updates. It is a totally different world, and while I'm trying my best, sometimes I feel like am failing to adjust to it.
But, the key to success if perseverance! I will share some ideas I learned myself through my experience that keep me motivated to become a better remote worker. Please remember these are my personal thoughts. Your experience can be totally different and you may even be enjoying the problem COVID-19 created for us (no you are not evil).
First here are some tips I learned:
Is it really worth it to work from home? I know for some of you it is temporary, while others opted for full-time jobs from home.
Until my next story, stay well everyone and drink plenty of orange juice and homemade lemonade.
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