Flip the internal narrative on loss
I’m not egotistical enough to claim everyone should feel blessed I was in their lives, but please be happy of the legacy I leave behind. Even if it is dad jokes and bad blog posts. Be happy you had something and not sad it’s gone.
Then it suddenly hit me. This is exactly the opposite of what I have been doing about working from home. I have been moping around and morning the loss of WFH instead of being happy that I had the opportunity to experience it for more than a year. I had no right to work from home, but had an excellent experience that I was lucky to have. An experience, during a pandemic, that many did not have and their lives have changed for the worse because of it.
Source: Be Happy It Happened, https://www.gr36.com/2021/07/27/be-happy-it.html
I’m guilty of this for sure. I definitely think work in America is pretty messed up but, at the end of the day, I don’t control the decisions of my employer and being miffed about it isn’t solving anything.
Am I glad to be back in the office? Not entirely. But I get to see some friends regularly again and my office itself is pretty done.
Does working from home work well for me? In the majority, very much so.
Do I want 💯 % WFH? Mo, I don’t think I actually do anymore. But having a day or two a week where I could very specifically target more long focus, creative work for the home days would be huge. Right now, I effectively do that by just disappearing somewhere on campus.
We’ll see what Delta brings but I will start looking back at a good experience I was pretty lucky to have.