Home office heroes – Part II

One of the perks of working as a writer is the ability to research new subjects for a living. I have a set order of actions: first I turn to Google for the main websites on the subject. Then I open a new Favorites folder, adding to it the most interesting, updated and in depth websites on the subject. Then I allocate a certain amount of time each day to research the subject, scanning both the sites I’ve saved and the ones they refer to. And since I’ve started to think about the subject of working from home, I find more and more relevant stuff to read. Here are some of the more interesting links I’ve found on the subject.

Sometimes, it’s just time to move on from your job

Business Insider has posted an interesting piece on that crucial moment most of have experienced at one point or another – the moment when you just feel you’ve had it, and realize you need to quit your job. Nine people expand on the various reasons that led them to the realization, starting from “I got bored to “I wasn’t going to learn anything further”, which is actually pretty inspiring. It’s worth a read!

You don’t have to wait for vacation time

I know one couple that decided to pack their things and tour Europe  – we all know such a couple, actually – only they decided to do it for a couple of years rather than a couple of weeks. They both work from home, and since then, they spend a few months in a different city. It’s a refreshing, adventurous concept that won’t work for everybody, but as far as I’m concerned, it sounds like a dream come true. Faith Stewart has written some good tips for “Taking Your Telecommute Job on the Road”.

The Obvious Value of Communication is Perhaps Not So Obvious

Cal Newport is a computer science professor who writes about how to perform productive, valuable, and meaningful work in an increasingly distracted digital age (his last book, Deep Work, was published on 2016). Cal wrote a very interesting piece about a counter-intuitive notion: the less we communicate, the better our communication becomes. Think of the hundreds of emails required to make a single decision in a corporate environment.

 

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