If you have to work in a home office with children in the Corona quarantine, you need a certain amount of steadiness. Corona has many (most? All?) hit hard and unexpectedly. Some have to work short hours, fearing for their job, others have to work even harder, others work while they have both small children who want to be kept busy and big children who need help with homeshooling. The list and effects because of Corona is long and extremely individual. In our case, I work in a home office (for several years now), have a little baby mouse and a school kid who can’t (or doesn’t want to) do the tasks on his own yet?) and needs a helping hand and more or less also lessons.
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Perfection was yesterday! And this is what I say to you as an absolute perfectionist. Not only that: If I want something, I want it yesterday and I like to work tirelessly for it. Perfection is not possible in the home office with children in Corona Quarantine. Of course, it would be wonderful to get up in the morning, have a certain plan and be able to check off items one by one. But the recommendation to write a plan for the day brings us to be totally stressed or not? At least that’s how I feel. Better: set priorities and start early. Build in sufficient buffer times. It is unpredictable if our little one falls asleep in the evening and wakes up the next morning or if she needs another 30 minutes of sleep assistance in the evening. So don’t plan your working time, but work when time allows.