Working from home has many advantages and for the most part is just fine. The biggest draw back is that the work is just there all the time. When we are busy I have trouble switching off from it and leaving it to the next day. It has been known for me to start work at 6:30 am and still be at it late in the evening having eaten three meals whilst typing! Don’t get me wrong this is self-inflicted, I don’t have a boss that cracks the whip, or deadlines to make. I just think I will start early to make the day easier, then the day gets busy and then the merry-go-round is hard to get off. The last week of term was manic and each day I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a double-decker bus, each day I could have opted to stay in bed, my head hurt so bad. Being a slow learner it took till Friday for me to realise that this might have something to do with long hours on the lap top staring at the screen and concentrating.
Fast forward to back to work this week.
I have decided to work to rule!
Much has been written lately in the press about the danger of long bouts of sitting, so I have decided to not sit for so long each day. This means I am going to take an hour off for lunch every day. (wild and crazy that’s me!) What a great week I have chosen to do this. The weather has been glorious. Monday I cycled to the post office and then on from there, then the last two days I have walked three miles each day and got back for a quick-lunch before hitting the keyboard. Cant tell you what a difference it is making, I feel almost human at the end of the day!
Who could not love walking with views like these
And of course with the added bonus of wildlife to talk to on the way.
This is the best mid year resolution I have ever made, tomorrow I hope to run before work and cycle at lunch time. Bring it on. Can’t wait.