I have worked from home for a little over two years now.
This is a blessing, a total 180 change in my direction in life, that I still pinch myself over. Just about daily, no matter how challenging or enjoyable the day may have been.
However, the one thing I still struggle with, is building presence in my time and actions.
I struggle to fully focus on work when it is work time. And to fully focus on parenting when it is mom time. I think a big part of this has to do with the ages of the boys.
But it is very much a work in progress, and I think it will be for a bit of time.
My one saving grave in this transition – the beautiful outdoors. When I am stressed, we go outside. When the boys are fighting nonstop, we go outside. When Camden is fussy and having a hard time napping, we go outside. Haven’t been able to read through work emails – outside we go!
It is my bandaid on all the things.
Yesterday was unseasonably gorgeous. I was stressed, tired and unfocused. There was really only one thing to do.
And off we went.
I also recently turned off all the notifications on my phone, and this has allowed me to better focus on what I am doing, where I am at, and the experiences that are around me.
It has been one of the best changes I have made in my life! And such a simple change to make.
I am kind of scared about the winter that is ahead and how we will navigate time outdoors in the harsh cold. But there is still time to figure that out! 🙂