During these very difficult times, many people are now working from home, including me. To be honest, it is something I have always dreamt of doing. Getting to stay home with my son while on the clock? Yes please! Well let me tell you, it is not all rainbows and butterflies.
Getting ready in the morning
Rolling out of bed and plopping myself on the couch with my lap top has not been the most efficient way to get work done. I've made some changes. I set my computer up at the table and it feels more like work space than my couch covered in toys did.
My rule for getting ready has been: put on pants that are NOT sweats (leggings are permitted), put on a bra, and throw my hair up in a pony or bun. Continuing to get ready in the morning gives me the extra motivation to get work done.
Being comfy is very important. I could not tell you the last time I wore jeans, or even make up. Clothing without zippers or buttons have been my favorites.
Coffee first, always. I cannot start a successful day of work without sipping and enjoying my hot cup of coffee first. After being on a roll of working for a couple hours, I forget to take breaks. I think a great advantage of working from home is that you get to take breaks and spend time with family and even go outside. After having a nice break to enjoy sunshine and kiddo snuggles, I am more motivated to get back to work.