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Working at Home

I don’t know what it is about my desk at work lately, but it has seemed like it is not the right place for me to be to get things done. I don’t know why. Yesterday I left work a bit early, so that early today I could sit at home in a nice comfortable chair (a Poang… I love those chairs) and popped open my laptop and spent the next few hours (the rest of the evening until bedtime really) being focused and productive in a way I hadn’t been able to manage at my actual desk at work.

Having said that, it isn’t just work vs home. Even at work I’ve found I can get more done sometimes grabbing the laptop and finding a comfortable quiet place to sit and then just crunching through stuff. And it isn’t just interruptions. Yesterday was pretty quiet in terms of that, but yet my rate of productivity probably doubled in my chair at home as compared to my chair in my office.

I think this pattern has probably always been there to a degree, but I’ve particularly noticed this week. Maybe it is just a “getting into the swing of things” thing after returning from vacation. But I’m thinking maybe the real answer is that I need to put a Poang in my office and use it and the laptop in my lap instead in a docking station on my desk.

Yeah, that’s it. In the mean time, maybe I’ll try spending some time sitting on the couches down the hall from my office and working there.

:-)

1 comment to Working at Home

  • Abulsme

    Of course, I should add that while I got a bunch of work stuff done at home between about 1 and 7 UTC today, I did absolutely none of the “home work” I usually try to get done each evening. Oops.

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