Working from home is fun, in case no one has told you that. But it also requires a lot of discipline. It’s easy to get distracted and do nothing the whole day, but it’s also easy to work overtime and by the time you realised it, it’s 9pm and you’ve missed two meals.
Before the Covid-19 situation in Singapore became serious, SPH (the company I work for) implemented a split-team operation. I belong to the work from home (WFH) team, so I haven’t been to the office since last month. In fact, the last time I saw any of my the CLEO team members’ faces was during our video meetings in the first week (we switched to having conference calls now).
Working from home was nothing new to me—I used to freelance in-between jobs a few years ago, and sometimes, I have to file stories on weekends or after-hours when there’s breaking news. But WFH full-time? That’s a different ball game. It’s been more than a month since I’ve done it, and here’s what I’ve learnt.