Extreme loneliness or the perfect balance? How to work from home and stay healthy


When Sean Blanda started working remotely in 2017, the allure of a “digital nomad” lifestyle – working at your laptop on the beach, say – wasn’t lost on him. The ability to work flexibly, be that at home or wherever else life may take you, is the dream for every disgruntled employee who has to fit in school pickups, dentist appointments and long commutes around office hours. […] But after two years of working from home, Blanda, an editorial director for a tech company based in Philadelphia, knows only too well the many pitfalls of this way of life, with the greatest being isolation.

Interesting how The Guardian has an article about this as and I discuss it ourselves. There's a lot more to making this work than "a quiet confidence". I have confidence in spades and the ego to prove it despite my efforts to control its more aggravating aspects. What I don't have is the ability to focus on what I need to do unless everyone has gone to bed.

I can't continue to work until 2:00am every day if the boy wakes me up at 6:30 with the sun …