Five Tips for Extroverts Who Work From Home

By |2020-05-08T15:35:32-04:00August 1st, 2017|Business|

I had just finished dropping our two oldest kids at school, and our youngest was quietly napping. I was just starting to settle back into this new role of working from home, so I pour myself a cup of coffee and plop down in my sweet wife’s office while she types away on the computer. I start rambling on about nothing really important, and Michelle looks up at me and lovingly says, “Do you need something?” Completely taken off guard, I start explaining that I just wanted to catch up, while she explained to me that she had less than two hours to finish 3-4 hours worth of work and would like to be alone. I’m pretty sure I’m in company that understands my wife’s focused work ethic and perspective pretty well. But just in case, before you start thinking negatively toward her, the truth is that with small kids, especially when she was exclusively breastfeeding our youngest, her windows to get work done from home are relatively small. And despite tighter time restrictions, that doesn’t lighten the load of her responsibility. I, on the other hand, was coming from an environment where it was common for me to [...]