Why Working From Home Is More Tiring Than Going Into The Office

Last updated by Katie M.

Less time wasted taking transport, less stress around you, everything suggests working from home is more relaxing than office life. Yet, these past months have been the death of me. My colleagues are no longer there to urge me on, and my obligations at home prevent me from concentrating. Working from home isn’t the most relaxing option for working. Here are 5 reasons to explain this fatigue.

Why Working From Home Is More Tiring Than Going Into The Office

5 Reasons why I feel more tired working from home than in the office

Could it be a source of burn-out?

1. My coworkers aren’t there to urge me on

All of us together form a team. When one of us has a dip in morale or a dip in motivation, two others come running to help right away 💪. Isolated at home, the relationships – despite being maintained through social media and other instant messaging platforms – aren’t the same.

The helping each other out and the bursts of good moods aren’t as noticeable now. And then, it must be said, in normal times, they allowed me to take my mind off family disputes. Having fun without leaving the house is much harder.

2. I have children to look after at home, and it's TOUGH

If anyone has any advice on how to combine working from home and looking after children, I’d love to know. When they’re not begging for my attention, I can hear them at the other end of the house. How much longer can I survive without committing infanticide? As much as I love them with all my heart, not having moments of calm and concentration is weighing on me.

3. I find it hard to get things in perspective

In small doses, working from home is a good way to prevent burnout, but in large doses, the overlap between my private and professional life leads to higher stress levels. Am I at home or at work? How do I manage not to get caught up in the call of household chores? How can I concentrate in the midst of all these temptations? I don’t know where to turn anymore, and each day is more exhausting than the last.

>>> Discover why I hate working from home

4. The conditions aren’t optimal: where is my dual screen?

An office chair that hurts my back (because when I bought it, I didn’t think I’d be spending 7 hours a day on it), a Wi-Fi connection that works in slow motion, children screaming all day long and a desk that doubles as my dining table… There’s no doubt about it, I’m much better off in the office! This accumulation of disturbances is really starting to make me emotionally drained. I can’t wait to get back to the office, this sacred place where everything is set up for us to work well!

5. A whole new organization is needed at home

Finding a new rhythm isn’t so easy. My habits are inevitably disrupted by this exceptional situation. My sleep pattern is no longer the same, my work hours can also vary depending on my responsibilities as a mother. It only takes one colleague to call me at 11 o’clock when I’m preparing the children’s lunch for me to feel things slipping away from me.

>>> Tips on how to effectively work from home

‘I’m so tired of working every day’ - 5 Things to do if you feel drained

Let’s be honest, some people love their jobs, however, the vast majority of people definitely don’t get a kick out of working and being tied down every day. If only money really grew on trees, right? Today, more so than ever before, workers all over the world are struggling with their professional motivation and the high-pressure demands of working from home. If this is your case too, here are 5 tips to help you make the working day just that bit easier.

  • 1) Ask for help - Reach out to your manager and establish a plan of action regarding your workload. It’s their responsibility to make things more manageable for you, after all.
  • 2) Invest more time in your hobbies - Spend more time focusing on what you really enjoy doing.
  • 3) Take days off - Because everyone needs some downtime and rest once in a while.
  • 4) Change up your routine - Go about your day differently and mix your tasks up. Things will soon seem less monotonous!
  • 5) Start a self-care plan - Whether it includes meditation, yoga, or even a face mask, incorporate it into your daily routine to take your mind off things.

Editor’s note: Beware of Zoom fatigue!

Excessive and too close eye contact, confusion of non-verbal communication, the mirror effect: according to a study by Jeremy Bailenson from Stanford University, “Zoom fatigue” is becoming more and more noticeable. Many psychologists, advise you use the audio function from time to time, avoid the full screen, turn off the mirror effect and position the webcam to have a wider field of view.

🤗 Understand yourself, accept yourself, be happy... Let’s do it here and now!


Check out the following articles too:

Article presented by Katie M.

Discover the world through my eyes.

Read our latest articles here:

How To Make A Narcissist Fear You?

Now, I know what you’re thinking, scaring a narcissist is impossible, so, let me stop you right there because it’s totally false! Getting these awful manipulators to fear you is no easy challenge, however, there are certain things you can do that will help you turn the tables on them in no time. Letting these abusers know that they’ve met their match is the first important step toward the road to recovery, so I hope you’re ready for the journey. Here are 10 ways to scare a narcissist

What Exactly Does It Mean To Be An Extrovert?

I wish I could say loud and clear that I’m an extrovert, but not at all. I belong to the opposite team, the team of introverts. However, even though we don’t operate in the same way, that doesn’t prevent me from being surrounded by extroverts. I myself have a few moments when my introversion gives way to my extroversion, when I feel good, surrounded by a few people that I know well. So how does extroversion work? How is it different? What can you do to get on well with an extrovert? Let me explain.

Everything You Need To Know About Hyper-Empathy

Sometimes you’re devastated by your best friend’s break-up, sometimes you’re euphoric about your sister’s pregnancy... Sometimes it feels like other people’s emotions are invading you, so much so that you feel like you’re experiencing what they’re going through like it’s your own life. Have you ever felt this way? Maybe you’re affected by hyper-empathy, a characteristic not dissimilar to hypersensitivity. But what exactly is it? How do you distinguish between the two? And above all, how do you know if you’re hyper-empathetic? Let me explain.

Why Do Narcissists Stare?

Narcissists have a reputation for being amongst the most manipulative people out there, and rightly so! The truth is, these people are so good at the evil things they do because they operate under the radar and use covert methods to exercise their depraved missions. Now, one of the biggest and seemingly most unsuspecting techniques they use to manipulate and control their victims is staring. You're no doubt a little dubious about a stare being an effective tool in the art of manipulation, but it's true, a void and menacing look is one of the most intimidating and unnerving gestures that these folks turn to.

8 Reasons Why All Narcissists Are Hypocrites

If you know anything about narcissists, you'll surely be aware that they are extremely overly judgmental and critical, especially towards other people. Their faultfinding stems from their perception of ultimate superiority, and therefore legitimizes them in holding people to intimidatingly high standards. However, although they may believe they are pretty much perfect, the reality couldn't be any more different, yet they are slightly more forgiving with themselves. That's right, they are huge hypocrites and go from one extreme to another in a split second. Here we discuss the reasons behind their hypocritical behavior.

Are Narcissists Born Or Made? - Let's Settle The Debate

There you have it, the nature vs nurture debate is back, only this time I want to focus it on those deviously manipulative personalities we refer to as narcissists. Now, evidently these folks get bad press and rightly so because they are often at the root of plenty of harm, but is it really their fault? Can they really be blamed for their terrifying and perhaps inherent traits, or are they simply just products and in this case victims of their environments? Let’s settle this debate once and for all and figure out how and when this disorder becomes apparent. So, are you born a narcissist or is it developed?

Why Do I Feel Bad When People Don’t Message Me Back?

Friday night rolls around and after a hard week you were expecting to have a drink with a girlfriend, but she seems to have left you hanging on read... To make matters worse (and the humiliation?) you even saw the little typing sign appear, yet you never received a reply. Well, if that’s the case, obviously you or your "how about a drink tonight?" didn’t deserve an answer. Let’s take a look at why some people don't reply to messages, and why when someone doesn't reply to your text, this makes us feel so bad.

How Does A Narcissist React When They Can’t Control You?

You probably know by now that narcissists only ever look for one thing and one thing only; and that’s control! Whether in their personal or professional life, folks with this personality disorder need to be in the driving seat and the one calling the shots, otherwise all hell breaks loose. Although their cunning and manipulative nature means they are often hard to escape, it is still possible to turn the tables on them and take the upper hand. Yet, you’ll need a thick skin to do so because when they feel their power slipping away, they become even more dangerous and abusive; here’s how they react when that happens.

How To Get Revenge On A Narcissist?

Narcissistic abuse is one of the most horrific challenges anyone can ever go through in life, but that’s not to say that their reign of terror will last forever. Evidently, breaking the cycle of abuse isn’t exactly straightforward, however, once the discard phase has been activated and victims realize that they can walk away with their heads held high, the revenge phase can commence. Unsurprisingly, getting even with a raging egocentric narcissist needs to be carefully planned, but ironically, their self-centered personalities expose to many axes of revenge, which will evidently really get to them…

How Do Narcissists Behave Sexually?

As with many things in life, narcissists also have unhealthy relationships with sex and treat it as nothing more than a self-gratifying activity. After all, manipulation, control, and emotional abuse are their so-called trusty weapons that they hide behind in most circumstances, so why wouldn’t they call on them in the bedroom too? The bottom line is people with this personality disorder are used to getting what they want and will only ever put themselves and their pleasure first, which doesn’t bode well for a healthy sex life. Discover how they behave in the bedroom and what you should do if you are involved with one.

Wengood's favorite tunes 🎵

How to detect a narcissist

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." 

- Oscar Wilde

How to soothe an anxiety attack