Two days a week I get to do this glorious thing called working from home. It's one of the few perks to being an editor, I guess. We may get paid like a mediocre Taco Bell employee, but boy howdy! We can correct your comma splices from the comfort of our homes.
It's ironic to me, the extreme extrovert who decided to get an office job just to be around people, enjoys nothing more than NOT being around people. As fabulous as the gals in my office are, they don't hold a candle to plopping my buns on my bed all day, looking a fright, and not budging (unless Baby Girl presses on my ever-shrinking bladder).
After nearly a year of having a few days a week to not go into the office, I'm pretty sure I've mastered this. Here are some tips for having the best work-from-home day possible.
1. Avoid personal hygiene. No makeup (aka avoid mirrors). No showers (try not to smell yourself). Most WFH days, I don't even slap D.O. on the unquestionable B.O. protruding from my pits. (Lucky, Grahm.) You've got no one to impress, my friend. You may feel grody, but you'll also feel fantastically free au naturale. Nothing says, I'm staying at home all day like making the conscious decision to not brush your buckeyes that morning. (So if you're wondering why I never want to hang out on Wednesday, you're welcome.)
2. Avoid anything restraining. This is especially important to me to experience the full effect of the working-from-home magic. "Anything restraining" includes pants, contacts, over-the-shoulder-boulder holders, and anything else that defies my "let it all hang out" motto. (FREEEEDOM!) Just say no.
3. And last but not least, avoid movement. Have your computer by your bedside. Wake up two minutes prior to when you need to get signed on. Run downstairs and grab as much food as you can carry, then go back to bed. Remember, working from home is like camping. You don't do a lot. You smell terrible. But all your food is within two feet of you. And that, my friends, is always a winner of a situation.