Sunday Evening - the downside of "working from home"
It is Sunday Evening.
Means: the weekend is over. Really? What is "Weekend". Ah, these are the days when other people stay at home, play soccer, football, tennis or play with their children - not a bad idea - and they don't leave the house to go to their offices, shops and what not. Or, once at home, the annoy their family members with their tendency to loose all perception of time as soon as they open their computer, right?
So what has happened to us, guys?
What a blissful state to know what weekends are! People know exactly what parts in their life count as work and which chunk of their time is not-work. Did you ever think in these terms when you still went to "work" every weekday? I guess not.
We are happy because we can work from home
Right or wrong? Many people think it is right - and therefore they join WA! I actually cannot decide which part to choose. It is nice NOT to have to do 200km to go and teach students in the far away Rome. It is nice to stay in my beautiful county house
Preparing my online presence and future income I cannot distinguish any more between leisure time and work. Work invades every free moment, there is still THIS to do, then THAT, ah, and don't forget to do xyz, better do it now, otherwise I forget. The overload of info and learning leads into temporary lack of memory - at least it seems so. (actually, it is not true, but...)
I have to drag myself away from the computer - my husband helps although he is a Facebook addict - to enjoy some minutes of the surrounding beautiful landscape with a cup of tea, to go for a walk in our archeological park to do something with our super patient dog, to do some exercise, meditation - or to prepare dinner.
Hey, 8pm, time to wash the salad and create something delicious to eat. At least some joyful moments without computer.
Are you sure?
Probably my husband has found a Ted-talk or other interesting stuff to watch - on the computer and while having lunch.
Does this sound familiar to you?
Have a nice Rest-Weekend!