Mike Stone

Mostly The Lonely Howls Of Mike Baying His Ideological Purity At The Moon

Doing Work From Home Wrong

23 Mar 2022

I’ve been working from home now for over two years. I like working from home. It’s nice. I’ve recently determined that I’m doing this whole thing wrong.

I think when I first started working from home, my thoughts about it where along the lines of “I need a home office.” In creating this “office” for myself, I modelled what I had at home on what I had at work. A chair. A desk. Blah blah blah. You know the setup.

But why?

I ran across this post on Twitter by accident, and I think this lady has the right idea.

I aspire to achieving my gf's work from home vibe pic.twitter.com/YP6EdtTISj

— Conor Bronsdon 🌔 (@ConorBronsdon) March 21, 2022

She’s got everything going on that she needs to have to get her work done, but she’s doing it in a way that you’re not going to find in the typical office building. Sitting here in my office chair at my desk, I feel kind of silly that I’ve spent so much time in a “setting” that I don’t actually enjoy.

Maybe there are people out there that love sitting at a desk in an office chair, but I am not one of those people. It feels official and stuff, but it also gets really uncomfortable over the course of the day.

I think I need to rethink how I’m doing this. I need to rethink how my “office” is configured. I think I need less office, more comfort.

Day 8 of the #100DaysToOffload 2022 Series.

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