What is Your Work-at-Home Situation Like? Why It Matters
Do you work at a kitchen table, or at a spot in the living room or dining room? Do you settle down on your bed with your back to the wall? I'm glad to say that while I may spread out batches of papers on the dining room table for an hour or so sometimes, I share a nice home office with my husband. I'm in the office now, and it's very peaceful because he happens to be working in the yard at present. The dogs are out with him, and the cat is asleep on the heater vent near my desk. But even when my hubby is also working in the office, we respect each other's space and save our chit chat for meals.
I'm not writing this to hold my situation up as the ideal. It happens that I just read an article in my Stanford alumni magazine. It reported on a variety of research projects, all of which showed that people working at home were more satisfied when their working space was apart from the rest of the home. Concentration was better, and people found they could create a sense of separation between work and domestic life. This led to better work.
What about you? What is your situation and could you make it any better?