Monday July 6, 2020

The struggle to get in the zone when working from home

The coronavirus could result in a lot of us working from home in the coming days. It’s an arrangement that seems cushy at face value, but it can turn out to be anything but

15th March, 2020
If you’re used to your home being a refuge from work, the place you switch off in and relax in, then you’ll find your brain is resistant to change. Picture: Getty

“No, really, I’m busy. Leave me alone.”

It’s the doorbell that I’ve come to find most annoying. After 20 years working from home, it’s probably the single irritation that most endures.

It always rings just when I’m really getting stuck into something, be that a pitch, an email or an article. Invariably, the person at the door is selling something I don’t want, or hoping I’ll...

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