Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Working from Home

I've been working from home for about six months now. I keep a very messy desk.

I tend to spread all of my papers out across the dining table which converts to my working space for the day, and I just busy myself all day. On my desk you might find pens, pencils, memo pads, post-it notes, lists, note-pads and stacks and stacks of books. There will be library books, children's paintings, cups of coffee, plates and snack-wrappers.

Yes, I am that messy person when I work from home.

The thing is, although it can look like a big old mess - I know exactly where everything is and I know which messy pile my books are going to be found. I work well from home. I have a good routine - I'm up, I take the kids to school and then I sit in my own messy heaven for about 6 hours until I pick the kids up.

Once the kids are home from school, the dining table is then reverted back to the family table where we eat and chat about our days. Once the kids have settled in home, I might then sit with a book for an hour and mull over some ideas. As I am working from home, sometimes I find it hard to get in a routine and I find myself getting distracted by jobs that might need doing in the house. I am sure that most people who work from home get like this, but I try and allow myself around 45 minutes to eat my lunch, walk the dog and then potter about catching up with house jobs. The rest of the time I do try and concentrate on my work.

It has been a good start to my PhD. I am loving the way I work, I enjoy the flexibility of working from home. I can't see me getting any tidier in my ways - as the old saying goes, if it isn't broke don't fix it!

1 comment:

  1. I have always though mess equals creativity ;) that's what I tell myself anyway he he


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