One thing I didn’t think I’d say but found myself saying yesterday was “there’s less distractions from the screen at home.”
When you take it apart, it’s kind of true. In the office, I could get up and take a walk around the building with my co-worker, no matter what the weather. That’s a five minute walk (It’s a big building). People would stop in and want to talk (I miss the Lecturer in Recent Runes and my favorite facilities guy, who calls Nice Co-Worker and me Sisters of Mercy). Or I would get up and talk.
Okay, I can get up and talk to Husband, but I can also, you know, Discord him and I’m trying to get him in the mindset that I am At Work between 7:30 and 4:20.
And then, of course, most of my socialization, most of my entertainment, my writing, and now even my meetings are all on screens.
This is actually more screen time than I used to have in the office, which is a little funny and a little migraine-inducing.
So I’ve decided that I’m going to try to get up once an hour and do something, even if it’s just walking to the other end of the house and back twice. I’ve got the exercise bike; I did five minutes on that in the middle of the day (Yesterday was cold and drippy. Today I could actually take a walk outside, if weather.com isn’t lying to me.)
I did okay with that yesterday, in part aided by the Dr’s appointment I thought I had (turned out it’s APRIL 24th. I Swear they gave me the wrong date….)
(Our grocery store was pretty empty; also, it still has no TP. )
How’re you guys doing with screen time? What do you do to get away from the computer when you’re working from home?
(Or, if you’re not working from home, how are you keeping busy?)
I’m thinking of taking up yoga, but ssshhhh, don’t tell my mother.