Good, you’re working from home. That’s the right way to do your bit to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus that’s rampaging across the world.
If you’re not used to working from home, though, you might be feeling lonely, distracted, unproductive or just plain weird. It’s one thing to work from home occasionally, and quite another to be exiled from the office for who knows how long.
Allow me to offer some tips. In 2018, I left a job where I was a Monday through Thursday office worker, with Fridays at home for deep work, and shifted to a new job where I’d be working from home almost all the time. I thought it would be heavenly to have five days a week binge-editing at home. I was wrong. Until I learned to set boundaries between work and leisure, it was dislocating and disorienting.