I’ve worked at home for 2 and a half years and every six months or so I’ve changed the way I work. I started by diligently working at the kitchen table, and experimented with a standing desk at the laundry bench. Then I went for the couch and then the bed (still one of my favourite places to work). About a year ago, I got a desk and real office chair which was very popular for a while, and then it became just one of the places I work – depending on the weather and how I’m feeling.
Each time I’ve changed location and work style, it’s because of a difficulty with making myself work. Lately it’s been worse than ever – . It’s been taking me 5 days to get 3 days of work done and I’ve got no time for the other stuff I enjoy doing – woodwork, sewing and fixing my house. So I’ve just made a change.
I’ll be working at HubMelbourne 2 days a week, and will aim to work only one day a week at home. I will, of course, be checking my email as compulsively as ever and going to meetings and meeting deadlines…
But the rest of the time will be mine!!!