WFH and feelings

Hello, dear readers and writers! It’s been a few days since I haven’t posted again. What can I say besides, I had to comprehend my thoughts and take a break.

I managed to successfully finish my last few days at the former employee and start fresh, with the new opportunity arrived. If last week I was struggling with the night shifts, now I am trying to survive like an ordinary human, within day shifts.

This second job is strictly remote for now, but I already love it, the knowledge, the people, everything. I like to think of it as a brand new path with positive outcomes.

Why is better to work remotely?

To me, working from home is like an open door, considering the Covid-19 outbreak and the present situation. The last thing I would want is remaining without a monthly income. I have to contribute to paying the bills and maintaining a living.

Another thing I like, is that I get to keep in touch with my colleagues at work online, and not directly. No, don’t get me wrong, I am the opposite of anti-social but it is less distraction online, I can focus better on my tasks and be more productive.

Being at home allows me to create my own environment for work. For example, feeling at ease with the space I work in, having the possibility to air the room whenever I want, or even choosing the exact amount of light necessary. I get to be cozy and work in pajamas, use a soft pillow for comfort, and even to hug my cat, Fifi, during breaks, of course 😅.

I get to spend time with my family, which, at the last company was almost impossible to accomplish. If I have something important to perform regarding personal matters, I can take my laptop and work from any place with a good connection to the internet.

I don’t have to wake up early to prepare for work, chose the clothes I wanna wear, or do my makeup. Last week, I had to move for some paperwork, and believe me, the traffic is horrible and the crowds in public transportation are exhausting.

What changed during the transition

I get the feeling that something is changed now, as I am used to working on night shifts, staying away from family, having to run to work, and home. I feel like I am a more cold and work-oriented person than I’ve been before.

At times, I don’t even know how to react in certain situations, considering the fact that I’ve been away for that long. I was used to being lonely during the night shifts, and now all of a sudden, I have people around me.

I’ve got my inner wall built so well around people, that now I wish to be alone with myself more, even if in the past I hated that.

One thing I noticed is that day shifts are more exhausting then night shifts. I tend to want to sleep more or lay in bed. For example, during the night shifts, I had a 6-hour sleep and felt fresh and got a lot done. Now, with the morning shifts, I get to sleep 8 hours, wake up tired and grumpy, I do get work done but not in the same amount.

Resolutions

The last week has been messy and had no order. My next challenge is to get my stuff together and decide on what I want and what people should be around me. Also, I need to switch my sleeping schedule because I am no vampire 😂.

I want to wake up in the morning with an hour later, take a morning walk or run and then take a shower and enjoy my coffee before work. 

You may say, this sounds like a good plan, but let’s see how you are going to pull it through. Well, I am no morning person, but if I am thinking of achieving something, nothing is going to stop me. Anything is better than just pulling through, like a sloth with no orientation or purpose in life.

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill

11 gânduri despre “WFH and feelings

  1. Mă bucur că te-ai integrat bine și îți place ceea ce faci. Până la urmă asta contează, să te simți tu bine cu tine.. Weekend plăcut, Katy

  2. This is very inspirational! And I can totally get you. I mean it is so important to take breaks and not force things. But it is also important to be able to adjust with new surroundings. I hope you have a great week ahead!

  3. Good luck with the new job and work arrangement. I can say everything has its pros and cons and working from home can also become a rut or make a person a bit lazy or wanting too much to be just how they want and if after some time living that way if the need comes to shift gears and jump into the real out in the world work force dealing with the hustle bustle of having to follow a tight schedule and get to and from work then once there abiding by rules or appropriate decorum it would be a real hardship, so, I always liked being on my necessary treadmill it gave me Discipline and Determination, because I like the challenge of really getting into the thick of it and dealing with all kinds of elements or difficult tasks. I had jobs that required me to be on the road driving hundreds of miles or kilometers sometimes in the worst traffic on the planet and other times in the wee hours almost having the highway to myself to make deliveries, but, the physical work was healthy for me and I found it good for my mind once done with the day to know I got a lot accomplished which took serious concentration and effort! Sitting around never was my cup of tea and I could fall into a serious rut with that arrangement and develop bad habits perhaps. It depends on a person’s core makeup, what stimulates or motivates and what gives them drive. I think perhaps Churchill was like me, in that he liked pushing the envelope! But, of course there are people the exact opposite of me that could make a stay at home job work wonders for their life in more ways than one, just depends. Many blessings helps too.

    • Hello, Lawrence! Thank you!

      Indeed, work from home can be challenging, but if you work hard enough and give your best things will go as you probably expect.

      Thanks for the comment and for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

      • Hi, Katherine! You’re always welcome! Oh yes indeed all roads have their challenges and require skill sets or insight to navigate to the desired destination or goal. As I said I liked the job best that gave me an actual physical destination sometimes hundreds of miles away so that I would need to meet the challenges of the physical moving journey, the old getting from point A to point B routine, but, with lots to deal with in-between. Doing inside marketing a few times over the years I found that being anchored to a desk wasn’t me but I again met the challenge and developed a strong Routine being disciplined to achieve which became a target based on numbers which was my weekly goal to produce bigger numbers while gaining the confidence of people that I did business with; and at one time or working in a television news studio that was still moving around a fair amount in there as well going out on the jaunts to cover a story which again the moving around helped me with not being bored. I tend to do well in any environment or circumstance when I put my mind to it but I always prefer being out and about on the move. Most people I know aren’t like me, yuk, yuk, that’s a good thing 😉 I agree, and see how they mostly like an enclosed structured work space and the repetitive same thing every day is good for them having all that familiarity, but, I need the mental stimulation of new things coming into my view to give me a zest and that makes me want to see what’s coming up; which to me is energizing. Work hard, rest well and play hard; although the last few years I hardly get that balance, but, that was always my ticket. 🙏🕊✝️🕊🙏

  4. This was an interesting read! I think WFH has it’s benefits but it isn’t perfect. I will be starting a graduate job in 4 days time where half will be WFH and half will be in the office! I like the face to face interaction that an office environment brings so I think there are benefits to both. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Feel free to read some of my blogs 🙂

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