I’ve been working from home for the last six-plus years. It’s allowed me to shape work around my life vs shaping my life around my work.
I can get just all of my work done and I can have lunch with my family or play a quick catch with my son in the backyard.
I resonate with this from Charlie Warzel…
I began to use the privilege of working from home to prioritize balance, not productivity. I often work out or run a few errands in the middle of the day — and use that missed hour or so in the evening to catch up on work that requires more focus when things are quiet. And when work does slow down, I try not to spin my wheels: I go for a walk, I play with my dogs. If something pops up at night, it doesn’t feel as soul-crushing when you haven’t spent the day chained to the computer.