There’s nothing new with the idea of working from home (WFH) for me. Especially after I moved to Sweden and doesn’t work full time anymore. My home is my working space. Along with library and cafe sometimes 😊
Even so, there’s something different with the concept of WHF lately. It’s about the reason behind it and the mood that surrounds it. The you know what: Coronavirus COVID-19.
As an attempt to halt its rapid and massive spread, people are now “forced” to work from home and to limit their social exposure. In this case, WFH is no longer an option. It is an obligation. And that’s why it feels different now. At least for me.
I find it’s harder now to work from home, to find a working corner or to multitask things. I haven’t written anything for quite sometimes (except one post for The Newbie Guide to Sweden here). I have many ideas in my mind but most of the times I just stare at my laptop, read news and write nothing. With the course I teach is now pending until mid April, I supposedly have more time to continue my old project or to create a new one. But I only end up with eating, stress-baking, and bing watching. So contra-productive 😀 .
Maybe it’s psychological.
Some researchers believe that when someone’s being confronted with something involuntarily, the natural response is to deny first.
Maybe I’m now reluctant to work from home because it’s not my choice anymore. I have to do it because I can’t go to other places. Besides, even if my routine remains the same, it still feels different because my thought is occupied by something else.
Or maybe I’m just making excuses.
I just hope that it’s not gonna be a new normal. I mean, I want to write again. I want to be able to craft a story no matter where I do it. And writing this post is actually my attempt to begin.
Wish me luck!