Fridays are a typical work from home day – at the end of the week when no-one will really miss you in the office. But should work from home Fridays become a movement in itself – like Fridays for Future – to help the fight against climate change?
Working from home can be great for improved work/life balance and productivity, but it takes a certain type of person to really make it work – if you’re easily distracted or have trouble working alone, it might be the best working environment for you.
There’s also the added problem that you never really get to leave the house, and can easily spend days on end between the same four walls. Sometimes, the only respite from this lonely existence is when your other half gets in from work themselves.
But what if they work at home too? Would living in each other’s pockets day-after-day be enough to drive the two of you crazy?
If you’re a work-from-home couple, here are some top tips to make sure that couples who work together, stay together.
Today – Friday, June 21, 2019 – is national ‘bring your dog to work day’, and it could also be the day when the record is set for the world’s largest canine conference call.
We all get frustrated in work from time-to-time, especially when the boss is piling the extra work on, seemingly oblivious to the fact that you’re already working every waking hour and coming perilously close to burn out.
It’s at this point that your ‘fight or flight’ instinct might kick in, and while some will choose ‘flight’ and look for a way out, others will choose ‘fight’ and look for a showdown with the powers that be. Some will even look at their boss and wish they’d drop dead – if this sound like you, it’s perfectly normal, and you’re far from alone.
Are you feeling constantly stressed out? To the point where you feel completely overwhelmed, exhausted and helpless? If so, you could be suffering from burnout. And you’re not alone – the problem is so prevalent in modern life that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now recognised the condition in the latest version of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health problems, a handbook for recognized medical conditions.