Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

In 2020, so many employees were abruptly required to work from home. Suddenly and unexpectedly, millions of individuals worldwide faced the challenges of juggling work with childcare, personal relationships, homeschooling, household chores, and family demands in general. Unless their dwellings already benefited from a dedicated home office, most workers were forced to improvise on the fly. Bedrooms, kitchens, and family rooms became shared workspaces; dining tables became desks, couches became chairs.

Many employees found themselves putting in extra time, working around the clock while trying to focus despite ambient distractions, such as interrupting children, pets, and television. …

You wake up with a start and frown as you listen to the blaring sound of your phone’s now annoying alarm tone on your nightstand. You check the time: it’s already 7 AM. You hit the snooze button a couple of times and remember how tired you were when you crawled into bed a mere three hours before. You should have gone to sleep, but you’d had a long day at work the day before, and you had decided to binge-watch Netflix and scroll through Twitter till 4 AM just to rebel against the depressing reality of your life. Your…

Catherine Canales

Mom of 3 humans and 1 dog. Mexico-German living in beautiful Switzerland. Entrepreneur, author, coach, sales. Host of

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store