working from home
Some form of flexible, hybrid working looks like the future, if politicians can keep up.
"Working from home with your partner is basically not speaking for 7 hours and then shouting, 'We could preserve lemons' across the apartment at 4.15pm."
Even veteran WFH parents, like our columnist Robyn Wilder, are rethinking their strategies in the coronavirus pandemic.
Many people are working from beds, sofas, and kitchen tables. Welcome to the world of "not desking".
The coronavirus pandemic has reminded me of an important life lesson: Self-compassion is crucial.
Because we could all use a laugh right now.
Working in a proper office can be a challenge at times, but working from home with a toddler is akin to trying to walk a tightrope, which has been greased with lard, without a stick, in front of 4000 people, above a pit of tigers, wearing a blindfold, with no legs
When you think of 'remote working' what comes to mind? People on laptops working in cafes, perhaps? It might surprise you to learn that Brits actually prefer to work from home, in a personal office space or communal environment than from a café.
Working for yourself from home, in charge of your time, no daily commute, answering to no-one, jetting off abroad as often as possible... sounds good doesn't it? But what we don't advertise about freelance life is the amount of work that goes into, well, generating work in the first place.
I urge everyone who knows anybody, or bear in mind that you will probably come across someone in the future, who works from home to just take a second before you comment that life 'must be one big prosecco fuelled day time drinking party' and instead just pipe down or simply ask them how was their day?