What Working From Home Really Looks Like

Many longed for the day when they could work from home. No more long commutes, cramped offices, or unnecessary meetings that could've been reduced to an email. Now, remote work is becoming the new norm as we navigate the current pandemic, and it's not quite what some expected.

For parents, it means taking care of the home while trying to be a productive employee. For college students, it means adjusting to online classes and moving back home away from friends. So while there may not be a need for an alarm or dressy attire - at least from the waist down - remote work can be difficult to navigate.

I took the leap into remote work a little over a year ago, and I too struggled. I won't give you a laundry list of tips because I'm sure you've heard them, but I can assure, there's no one-size-fits-all routine.

Some days, remote work looks like promptly waking up, putting on makeup and an outfit that requires pants. Tasks are readily checked off, zoom calls are on time, and the laptop is off at a reasonable hour. Other days, I'm rushing to a zoom call after Google failed to convert the time zones properly (or maybe I put the time in incorrectly). A hat covers my face to distract from my uncombed hair and tired eyes.

The point is, our "best" on any given day looks different depending on surrounding circumstances. I'm learning to give myself grace through this season and ultimately trust God's sovereign plan. It's not always easy. Some seasons feel like they drag on, but thankfully one day is all we have to consider.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. - Matthew 6:34

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

My hope for you is to rest in God's grace while navigating a new norm, knowing all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord.  ❤️



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