Home office working has been more of a necessity for so many people this year, which is set to continue for a while, for obvious reasons.
- Nothing has changed for others, like freelancers & the self employed, many of whom have been home office working for years.
- If you now have to, you’re sure to find many positives to working at home.
Convenience of Home Office Working
Like so many others, my own reason for home working is convenience. This little animated graphic gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes of the room I ‘tongue in cheek’ call my home office.
Obviously that’s not where I actually work! I just spend a lot of, shall we say ‘creative thinking time’ in there due to an invisible illness. It makes working at home a lot more convenient!
Although I do have a small studio space, and a dedicated corner in a room ‘home office’ space. I actually work in various rooms and places at home depending on the type of art work I am creating.
- On good days I’ll be completing client design and tech projects.
- On in-between days, I’ll be in the garden drawing flowers or in the studio painting and creating digital products and new collections for our other WLS Shop.
- On the worst of days I’ll be in bed drawing on my ipad, or creating amusing to me animations like this one, or I’ll be needle felting, or sleeping things off.
- Occasionally found on social media etc, whilst appearing eccentric or completely unfocused (I don’t ‘do’ just one arty thing) to virtual onlookers.
Living with an invisible illness is normally a very private affair, especially as the array of issues related to Crohn’s Disease is not really something you’d openly discuss in any detail outside of family & friends.
If you or someone you know needs support for Crohn’s and IBD, there’s plenty of information on the Crohn’s & Colitis Website
Positively Challenging Times
Clearly this is a challenging time for many businesses, large and small. Finding home office working space for a while has to be a positive in the circumstances and no doubt you’ll adjust.
As for the current situation:
This too shall pass”
Wherever you work, make the best of it and keep safe out there.