We all have a nagging feeling sometimes; like we’ve left something at home on our way to a job even though we’re totally prepared, or maybe it’s more like a vague knowledge of something not being quite right with the situation you’re in. Or maybe it’s a feeling of powerlessness or just pure uninhibited, all-encompassing fear. Maybe it’s what feels like a pulled muscle in a place you’ve never felt when you leave the office, even though you haven’t done any strenuous activity that might have caused it. You could be unknowingly tensing those muscles due to stress. I know I do. It’s a reaction caused by the fight or flight reflex of our brains and our social consciousness steeling ourselves against movement, and causing undue stress to previously unused muscles.
Sometimes a line needs to be drawn in the sand. You have to stand up, put your foot down, and not eat lunch at your desk while catching up on True Detective at 3PM on a Tuesday. The home office has to be sacrosanct, the rules must be respected, and while you’re in your office you’re AT WORK.