Slightly off topic but I think a fair amount of the TR crowd have had to deal with remote working recently, Im about to start a three month piece of work, all remote and it looks like for now Ill have to set up in the paincave while our house is being reorganised.
Im a fan of dedicating spaces for tasks; eat in the dining room only not the tv room, sleep in the bedroom not work, etc.
Has anyone found that working in the paincave discourages training? In other words, if Im in the paincave working for 8hours, am I really going to want to spend another 2 hours sweet spot on the bike and/or half an hour lifting?
The space itself can be seperated, using the front of the cave has a workbench I can use as a standing desk, but the background for numerous video calls needs to be made professional looking; fresh paint, hang up certificates, etc.
Any tips from remote workers on making the space look professional?
I’ve worked from home since 1998, in two different houses. One issue I’ve (repeatedly) had to tackle is separating work from family time. Even 22 years ago, there was always someone in some part of the world sending email and having an accessible office can make it difficult to fight the urge to keep knocking things off the never ending to-do list.
Perhaps a bigger issue is ‘cabin fever’ from living and working inside the same building. It is one reason I cherish training and riding outside, as well as going out on Friday night with my wife (and lately with the whole family).