Everytime I get a job offer to work in a real office, I decline it thinking “hey working from home is great for me, there’s so much more I can do”. I have all these expectations about things I could do and achieve but within a few weeks, I recede back into my “work from home” persona. Which is essentially, me in my pyjamas talking to myself!
Here’s a few of my observations on “expectations vs reality” when working from home:
Expectation: I will take care of my body, hair , face.
Reality: Eating take out every other day, not getting a haircut or shaving until I look like an animal.
Expectation: I will cut down on cigarettes or coffee.
Reality: Can’t begin/continue or stop work without cigarettes or coffee.
Expectation: I will read more books!
Reality: I now follow obscure and unknown youtubers.
Expectation: I will make a schedule and stick with it
Reality: Takes 3 hour nap every afternoon.
Expectation: I will be healthy, energetic and relaxed.
Reality: Backaches, eye-strain, carpel tunnel syndrome!
Expectation: People will think I’m cool 😉
Reality: People think I am an internet troll!
Expectation: I will have more time to spend with family.
Reality: Googles “excuses to get out of family engagements” every week!