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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Pandemic 2020: 2 weeks of WFH

As of tomorrow, I will have worked from home for 2 weeks. It’s been an adjustment for sure. Here are some of the things I’ve done to cope with this new environment:

  • Set up my workstation on the dining room table, including docking station and monitor.
  • Set up a desk for my wife in the bedroom.
  • Start each day as if I’m going to the office: take shower, put on work clothes, even shoes. My kids aren’t used to me wearing jeans instead of shorts around the house. I don’t change into shorts until I’m done working.
  • Try to walk outside once a day. Today I walked almost a mile!
  • Use video conferencing as much as possible. Seeing people’s faces is more important than ever.
  • Set boundaries with work, because working from home makes it easy to to go all day and night.
  • Find meaning: I’m working on projects that are important in the current situation. But I think we can help and support each other through small acts—even if it’s just being kind to each other. All the petty crap doesn’t seem as important anymore.


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