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Updated on Mar 18, 2020. Posted on Mar 18, 2020

If You're Working From Home Right Now, What Tips Do You Have For Making It Less Stressful?

Ha ha ha remember work/life balance??

Hey guys. If you're reading this, there's a huge chance that you, too, are living that WFH life while the coronavirus outbreak is happening.

Pros of working from home: - No pants - Loud music Cons of working from home: - You have to make your own coffee - You talk to yourself too much

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And it's also highly likely that you aren't home alone. Maybe you've got a roommate (or two), live with a partner, or have your kids at home as well.

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Whatever your shared living situation is, I'm guessing it's been feeling pretty...cramped, especially if not everyone has their own home office!

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Show of hands: Who's already had their own BBC Dad moment??

For example, if you have kids at home with your partner, are you guys rotating "shifts" so that one person can focus on work at a time?

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^^Or is it more like this kind of situation if your kids are a little older?

Is there an unspoken agreement between you and your roommies to use headphones for all video conference calls?

Day 1 of WFH: I did walk up behind my roommate’s virtual meeting shirtless

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Or, uh, to stay fully dressed?

Or maybe you've made yourself an improvised workstation/home office setup because you just can't stand working in bed all day.

Can we do a WFH workspace setup thread, unglamorous edition? My partner and I are both working from our studio apartment. My setup is a chair in front of the front door and my desk is our clothes hamper.

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Basically, we want to know: What are some ways you're making working from home less stressful, disruptive, and generally hectic?

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Leave your tips in the comments! The best responses will be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video, and also probably be personally adopted by me because hello, this coffee table desk situation is NOT sustainable, guys.