Good evening 🌙
So, I survived my first official week of working from home. I thought this would be a great time to share with you guys my experience, and the pros and cons of WFH:
Mar. 30th through Apr.03rd: WEEK 01
This is what my day looked like since I started working from home. My old routine used to be that I would wake up at 5:00am, get dressed, and walk over to my mom’s house until it was time for both of us to leave for work at 7:00 (sometimes, we’d leave out before 6:30 so Mom can get to work early). Once I got into work, I get settled and check emails, review my Passion Planner, and plug in my hours for the day before starting work. From 8:00 to 4:30, I’m on the computer. I made sure to step away from my cubicle to move a little bit. Once work was done for the day, I came home and spent the remaining 3 hours taking online classes. Then I went to sleep anywhere between 9:00 to 10:30, unless I had to work on a paper, then it would 11:30 or Midnight when I’m climbing into bed.
My routine now, I wake up at 6:30, make myself a cup of hot tea and breakfast. I come into the living room where my workstation is set up, and I open my blinds so that the natural light of the day brightens my apartment. I play InTouch Ministries while I set up to start working. From 7:00 to 4:00, I work and then spend the rest of the day finishing schoolwork. Now let’s get into the pros and cons:
- More flexibility in my work schedule
- Starting to find a balance between work, home, and school
- Able to make time to workout and focus on my health
- Naps are a lifesaver
- No longer feel rushed in the mornings or throughout the day
- More energy and more hours of sleep
- Less interaction with people, especially with social distancing
- Wearing more sweats which leads to feeling SUPER comfortable and wanting to take longer naps- currently working on planning my outfits again
Overall, after doing this for a week, I can personally say that I enjoy working from home. I find myself having more energy, I don’t feel tired or groggy throughout the day after waking up, and I’m able to make time to do things that I normally couldn’t do when I’m at work. So, just need to plan outfits ahead of time, and I’ll be ok.
I’ll continue to keep you guys posted on my well-being. New things are coming up soon, and I’ll share them with you all once I’m finished working out the kinks.
Until next time…