Book Review: Finding your Campfire – A Remote Working Survival Guide

Since March 2020, and the beginning of lockdown, I made a conscious effort to spend more time unplugged and with my family. News of the seriousness and spread of Covid-19 in the UK and across the world scared me (as it should), and the thought of friends or family succumbing to this nasty disease affected me in a way I’ve not felt before. What if Christmas 2019 really would be the last time I saw my parents??

To this end I stopped reading some work-related books in my evenings, read less and less online and made an effort to be more ‘present’ with my friends and family – focus on the work and ‘day job’ during the day and focus on the other stuff the rest of the time. Like many, I never really put much effort a the start into planning my days or weeks at the home desk, other than I knew where my work would be, and that’s where I went during the day. I just got on with it. The rest of the house was still my home, I kept work in the small room/office, and I appreciated how lucky/privileged I was that I was able to do that.

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