Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Working from home and being less stress, especially watching Fifty Shades Darker

I worked from home on Tuesday. I do it again today, which is my regular day working from home.

I enjoy working from home. It's not for everyone. For me, I am more focused and I don't have as many interruptions compared to being in the office.

I have always known that I am far more productive when I work from home. Tuesday was no exception, especially when I started my day at 06:45.

Tuesday consisted of my being on two conference calls. The second was my usual half-hour meeting with my manager.

He asked me how I was doing. Naturally, I am busy. However, my stress levels have subsided. These days, I wind up entering a zen, peaceful mode when I am focused on my tasks at home.

I also feel that a few changes have made me manage my stress better:

  • Going into do-no-disturb mode on my work instant messaging app
  • Blending a green drink every day and drinking it
  • Eating out less
  • Removing myself from annoying e-mail messages that get me worked up
  • Not dealing with my insurance company's "courtesy" calls, as they irritate me
  • Sleeping more
  • Delegating my work rather than having the need to do it all myself
Here's hoping that my stress levels continue to subside.

The best part about Tuesday? When I was done with work, I headed out to get my DVD copy of Fifty Shades Darker. Needless to say, my stress levels are definitely reduced!


  1. Nice that you have the option to work from home at least some of the time! I'm not sure working from home would go very well for me at this point ... too many interruptions and distractions.

    1. Yes, I agree that working from home doesn't work for everyone. I don't have any kids or distractions at home, so it works for me. My boss feels the same way as you. He has too many things happening at home that he prefers to be in the office.