Hi there, Going Concern faithful. How is everyone? Hanging in there? I hope so.
So look. Bramwell and I realized the other day that you guys new to regular work from home (WFH) — which is pretty much most of you — might need some tips on how to stay sane. Not that either of us are claiming to be sane, but we’ve been doing this for a long time so we know a thing or two about how to make it work. Here’s what we’ve learned in our combined 16 or so years working from home.
WFH can drive people crazy even in the most normal of times, not to mention the unprecedented madness we’re witnessing these days. If I had written this article five years ago, much of it would suggest to “get outside” and “engage in a hobby that gets you out of the house, whether that be catching Pokemon or playing tennis, doesn’t matter as long as it gets you out and around other people.” Obviously suggestions like that don’t apply now that we’re all supposed to stay home, so we’ll focus instead on how to stay sane within your own four walls.
Establish a routine
I cannot suggest this enough. While it may be tempting to stay up late, sleep in, and live in your pajamas, you are essentially guaranteeing a mental breakdown if you do this regularly. Ask me how I know. Hell, I’m there right Read More