“Yes, that’s right. I work from home. I bet that conjured up a lot of images for you, mostly of me luxuriously sipping cocoa while I blog in my pajamas, late on a Tuesday morning (swap tea for cocoa and insert yoga pants, which are basically pajamas, and you do, in fact, have my current state). But…staying home all day can actually be pretty terrible. It can be lonesome, alienating, and depressing, and it robs you of a lot of the normal social interactions/small real-world experiences that make life rich.
Not that I’m complaining too much. I’m flexible, able to travel (well, I would be if I had any money), able to build things like volunteering and weekday brunch into my schedule, and I don’t have to put up with hassles like traffic or unflattering fluorescent lights. But to make working from home a little less like being on house arrest, I’ve come up with the following tips.”
- “5 Ways Not to Become a Crazy Cat Lady While Working from Home” by Heather Price-Wright on Serving Tea to Friends