I am forced to be working from home today as a result of a well malfunction. Oddly enough when I woke at 5 a.m. all was well with the well. (no pun intended)
After reading some news and checking and responding to e-mail, I went to take a shower and much to my surprise found that the well pump was not working at all. So.. a quick and angry call to my husband at work yielded an argument between us and a phone call by me to a well specialist. Luckily the well specialist will be able to come out today to hopefully correct whatever the problem is and I will be able to get back to normal in short order.
That leaves me though working from home today. I am able to do most of what I need to do from here because I have a wonderful assistant who truly runs my office and is able to handle most anything that might crop up. E-mail is an invaluable tool in this circumstance. But it just not the same as being there for me.
I know a lot of people who work from home, and they are very productive, but, I am just not wired that way. How do you not get distracted by other things? I applaud those who are focused enough to be able to work out of thier home offices daily. It is harder than you might think
BUT... I am one of those people who needs to actually be in my ofice to focus on the tasks at hand. I know this about myself and I readily ackowledge that fact.
I made the mistake of turning on the TV tuned to CNN. Big mistake. The headlines are all about the tragedy unfolding in Japan and the concerns of nuclear meltdowns. I find myself glued to this unfolding story. I need to turn the TV off for sure. But then, I wonder what else will I find to distract myself? It won't be difficult for me to find something here at home that needs my attention I have no doubt.
I am going to go into my home office, turn off the TV and the radio and try to focus on a few thing I can do from here. Wish me luck!!