Why are some people better at working from home than others?
Procrastinating is even easier when you have no one looking over your shoulder. Lower accountability can make procrastination more likely at home.
And without the whole context of an office, it’s much easier to postpone or dismiss altogether unpleasant tasks. Those who have a lower frustration tolerance are much more likely to procrastinate: they’re the people who get up from their desk and find a distraction.
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Extroverts thrive in an energetic and frenetic work environment filled with people. Peace, quietness and solitude, while being an introvert’s dream, can drive an extrovert into distraction.
There are many ways for extroverts to enjoy and thrive on the new reality of remote working.
An informal daily huddle where everyone is face-to-face in a virtual meeting, holding a fresh cup of coffee is a great way to start the day with purpose and energy. It requires everyone to wake up early, get dressed and make a cup of coffee.
A morning routine is great for productivity too.
Infusing music and dance in your breaks can add a sense of pleasure in the otherwise dull and drab routine, enhancing the immediate virtual surrounding of the extroverts.
Working from home does not necessarily mean we are enjoying life and can’t be in stress. Work can feel dull and monotonous as there is comparatively less movement or change of scenery.
With most interactions becoming virtual, one can feel trapped in this scenario with nothing to look forward to.
Burnout is experienced in a different shade at home, where the symptoms tend to be tiredness, confusion, forgetfulness, frustration and anger. As the mood starts to dip slowly, the mind reaches a low state, from which it is hard to climb back.
Taking a vacation is a great idea, to begin with, even if you don’t really go anywhere. The idea is to take a break from your work.
The open office sitting plan in many organizations has made some people lament on all kinds of office-specific noise they hear, and the kind of noise their neighboring colleagues make.
Noise-like office chatter, coughing and sneezing, loud phone ringtones, and conversations are considered problematic for the majority of office goers.
Some individuals like a certain office ambient noise, even music, as it makes them concentrate more, or provides a distraction, which is also needed.
Others have an extreme aversion, a sort of panic attack to distracting sounds, which is called Misophonia.
Extroverts seek and find noisy environments comfortable, while introverts are the opposite, and run away to solitary comfort after interacting with people.