Posted by Dinah on March 28, 2008, at 13:05:26
In reply to Re: ((Dinah)) » Dinah, posted by seldomseen on March 28, 2008, at 7:06:16
I'm going to give it a good trial period, in the hopes that I can work out the problems. Or that part of the problem is the change itself and eventually I'll get used to it.
But after a suitable trial period, I'll give up if I need to.
I think I also need to recognize that part of how I take care of my family is doing the things during the day that need to be done. Like today I'm at home because I was waiting for the plumber. So of course I have to make up for that at other times, and that's part of doing what my husband can't do because he's at work.
I try to make my workspace pleasant. I arranged everything ergonomically. I make sure I have food and drink so my sugar levels don't dip too much, and I don't get too dehydrated. Since we moved down the hall a bit, I have the chance to turn the a/c all the way down without my older male employers getting too cold. And yes, I definitely make use of my iPod. It's a way to shut the world out a bit. My officemate is quiet and pleasant, but still present.
I definitely think my next move is to try to build in some activity. Maybe make things a bit less ergonomic, and move some of the stuff I use frequently to the other side of my rather large office, and up high on top of a shelf or low in a corner. Forced stretching. :)