Read an interesting article on the Guardian earlier this week on working from home.
Remote working not only allows you to work from the comfort of your own home but you can fit in school pickups, dentist appointments and long commutes around office hours.
But there is a flipside to working from home. Whereas remote working can help solve the work-life balance conundrum, it can also blur the line.
I appreciate the flexibility of working alone and often find I get more work done, yet at the same time I miss those small interactions with colleagues – “where people become multifaceted, as opposed to the flattened, disembodied personas of online avatars,” as the article said.
So how do you overcome and avoid the challenges of working from home? How do you enforce boundaries so you’re not working late into the evening? And how do you find the self discipline to stop yourself from reaching for the biscuit tin? And how do you deal with the loneliness?