Lately, I have been working from home. Many people think it is the ideal way of working as you get the benefits of working as well as staying at home. I agree with them, to a certain extent, but it also comes up with another side-effect. The absolute blurring of work-life balance. There is no clear cut distinction between your work space and home space, work time and home time. Here, we may be attending an important meeting and immediately after that the kids will come back from school and they need our immediate attention.
Sometimes if the week has been particularly hectic, the one thing I do on weekends is to avoid my work tools – my laptop and my smartphone. Instead I indulge in all the activities in which I do not require these, like
1) Getting back to the book I was reading
2) Going out of the house to the market, shopping, movies
3) Visiting the family
4) Going out for a long walk
5) A long afternoon siesta
These recharge the batteries and I am raring for the next assignment or start of the week.
After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?