We only quarantined for 1 month in my state. I was burned out immediately. My gym was also closed which was hell. My saving grace was the occasional call to go into the office to do something. So yeah I feel you man.
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What I'd prefer most is certainty about the state of things going forwards. I feel like I probably should build up a good home office, then I could be quite comfortable working from home, but I haven't done that yet, so I'm not that comfortable.
If I recall correctly there was some work done a few years ago on the topic of a sort of "spacial association" that takes place in your mind. I believe the researchers who looked at this concluded there were different "mental modalities" depending on the associated activity of a space. Certainly if our home environments have differing associations it could go either way.
Kind of similar to the studies that are always saying you should only use your bed for sleep and not work/watching TV because it makes falling asleep harder. I've never really had a problem with that one specifically but certainly with other spaces I feel it. There is also the social and communicative aspect of being in an office I somewhat miss
It sucks. I don't get off the couch from 7:30a to 6:30p. disconnected from "the hive" of the workplace. I feel more like a cog. I have to be spoon-fed info I would've gathered naturally by env.
I just started a new job and starting remotely has been pretty hard for me. I think my ideal would be coming into the office 2-3 days a week. I definitely focus better in the office but that might be because I don't have a good setup at home