The Best and Only Ways to Stay Out of Bed When Working From Home

• Make bed

• Laundry on bed

• Trash on bed

• Dump box of tacks on bed

• Disassemble bed

• Hypnotize self to forget that bed exists

• Get enough sleep

• Memory of, every time you’ve gotten in bed just for a second, cut to, every time you’ve woken up at 4 a.m. with all the lights on

• Memory of, emailing colleagues, bosses at 3 p.m. to say, sorry I fell asleep, at 3 p.m.

• Webcam, directed at bed

• Amphetamines

• Stern talking to in mirror

• Suspect bed bugs

• Actual bed bugs

• “Willpower”

• “Self discipline”

• “Self respect”

• Leave house


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aetataureate (#1,310)


bgprincipessa (#699)

@aetataureate Ok, so it is him!? I thought it was but I really wasn’t sure.. it’s been so long!

rosalou (#1,800)

I relate so much! I had to move out of my studio into a one bedroom primarily so I was not staring longingly back at my bed all day.

Lily Rowan (#70)

@rosalou When I lived in a studio, I always made my bed, and believed that being ON the bed was 10000% different than being IN the bed.

LOGAN! Can you not go into the office? A routine would be good for you!

hellonheels (#1,407)

@Lily Rowan Yes, thank you! IN the bed and ON the bed are two very different things.

rosalou (#1,800)

@Lily Rowan Once the bed is made it is just a large couch – of course!

(Seriously though, my bed-making habit is also directly related to WFH)

hellonheels (#1,407)

I don’t work from home that much, but when I do, I always figure that as long as I have made the bed, I am not in the bed but on it, and therefore it should be considered the same as any other piece of furniture I might sit or lie on. But then I also hate naps, so I’m never tempted to snooze.

HeyNerds (#4,038)

I work from home every day and the best advice is to take a shower and actually put on bottoms that have a zipper or button. When I sit in dirty hair and my college sweatpants it is so hard to stay motivated. Although, now I am going to reconsider tacks on bed as an option ; )

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