WORKING FROM HOME IN A LONELY WINTER (1): DECOMPRESSION – WINDING DOWN AFTER WORK FINISHES
There are many posts on this blog about issues relating to working from home. In the early stage of the “first” lockdown many practitioners kindly contributed to a series of posts about the practicalities of home working, a new experience for many. As the “second” lockdown starts I want to look more at the well being aspect of working from home. It gives rise to particular challenges and difficulties. I will start with the issue of “switching off” after work.
“BRINGING HORROR INTO YOUR HOME”
There is an article in Legal Futures where Francis J is reported as saying that remote hearings “can bring horror into your home”.
“In a session on the future delivery of family law, Francis J said: “I’m dealing with the rape and murder of children and I don’t find it very nice having it in my front room or in my bedroom or wherever it may be.”
This was, partially, an issue in relation to well being and judges. It clearly affects practitioners as well.
“DECOMPRESSION”: USEFUL LINKS
I have a series of links about the importance of “decompression” after working at home.