Work from home notes (ii)

A house with a figure inside working at a desk

Last week, I wrote about the pros and cons of working from home. Many people have had to adjust to a new reality of working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The adjustment has not been easy for some. If this was your first time having to work from home, you might have found yourself facing more distractions, incurring more expenses and not knowing when work ends and personal life begins. To aid your adjustment, I will share a few tips that worked for me: Continue reading “Work from home notes (ii)”

Work from home notes (i)

A house with a figure inside working at a desk

2020 has been a difficult year for many. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world hard exposing weaknesses in political and healthcare systems. The economy has also not been spared. A lot of people have lost jobs. If you are among the lucky who still have your job, you might have had to adapt to a new way of working: work from home.

In a bid to limit the number of people under one roof and by so doing curb the rate of infections, employers have had to ask staff members to work away from the office. For many Nigerians, this was their first time working from home.

A sticky note that says "Please stay home"
Dream or nightmare

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Clutter is not the sign of a beautiful mind

A desk overflowing with papers

How does your desk look at work? Is it a clear space or does it have an unwashed cup, crumpled pieces of paper, a broken pen and wrappers of kosai on it. If you have trouble focusing at work or even getting started on tasks, a good place to start making changes would be your workspace. When your desk looks like a hurricane has been through it, your mind can’t decide what you want to do. Whether it’s the wrappers of chewing gum that you know you should put in the dustbin, the half eaten plate of rice that you have no intention of finishing, or the flier you were given on your way back from lunch which you have no intention of reading, if it’s on your desk and you don’t need it immediately, it can be a distraction.

A desk at work with too many papers, files and clutter
No elbow space

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