Startup life often means working from home, which I mainly and for the most part love. I have an office, I don’t have any problems with motivating myself to do my work and if anything the struggle I have is to have better boundaries and stop working so much… and when deadlines are building, and the work is pilling up working from home can be great because you get up, do a workout and then you are straight into your workday.
But the strange reality about working at home is far odder… You can be bobbling along for days on end without engaging too much with the outside world, sure you are connected via social media, emails, talking to clients, and you see your partner and the people in the supermarket, gym, etc but you can go into weird vortex of being in your own world and company and business life.
When you are in an office environment you are forced to engage with other people on a daily basis, even if you don’t want too. When you work from home you don’t have to engage if you don’t want too. This is both good and bad for me. I am a natural introvert so working from home doesn’t bother me too much, I need time to myself, so it works well, and I find I problem solve, and I’m more creative when I can start my day my way, pop on some music and burn a candle in the office.
But you also go into a vortex that I was speaking of before of hello, is there anyone out there…?
Silly really, because you know they are out there, you know that people are all around you if you just walk out the door, but it’s a strange and hard to describe feeling. Not one that is uncomfortable but one when you know you need to check yourself and know when to get the hell out of the office and do something else for a bit…
Sometimes you just need to stop and smell the darn flowers too.
Love to hear your thoughts if you’ve had similar days.
Find Your Own Light xx