After Working From Home For Almost A Month, Here’s What We’ve Learnt

Original Reporting: Cleo.com.sg | Hidayah Idris     Additional Reporting: Yap Jin Wen

Working from home is fun, in case no one has told you that. But it also requires a lot of discipline. It’s easy to get distracted and do nothing the whole day, but it’s also easy to work overtime and by the time you realised it, it’s 9pm and you’ve missed two meals.

Working from home was nothing new to me—I used to freelance in-between jobs a few years ago, and sometimes, I have to file stories on weekends or after-hours when there’s breaking news. But WFH full-time? That’s a different ball game. It’s been more than a month since I’ve done it, and here’s what I’ve learnt.

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there will be distractions. it’s most likely your family members

Many people on Twitter claim their pets are distracting their WFH efficiency, but since I don’t have a pet, my distraction comes in the form of my family members. When I first started working from home last month, I didn’t think it would be that distracting—until my mum started using the blender when I was in the middle of a conference call. And my sister started talking at the top of her lungs as I try to deliver breaking news. And my neighbour upstairs decide to use the drill for an extended period of time.

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