we will order in once a month or every other month, therefore I can say I’ll cook meals for 350 days.
Breakfast is easy, pancakes or smoothies. Only I need shopping for groceries to keep fresh fruits and veggies in a fridge.
Lunch, eat anything available myself.
For my partner, omelette, rice balls, pasta, or anything I can cook and leave for him. Unlike me his lunch break is not 12:00-13:00, so it needs something like bento style.
Ramen or such need to eat soon are excluded, those would change the form in time.
And dinner, cook something we would like to eat, and have it at a dinner table.
smoothies for breakfast;
Apple, banana, spinach, Japanese mustard spinach and 1scoop of soy protein.
Rice balls for lunch;
Four rice balls wrapped in boneless rib lean beef. Grill the balls on a pan, flavor with Teriyaki sauce.
Thinking about recipes (and groceries) throughout the day.
In the morning, out for a jogging and bath and shopping. Come back home, cook, work, cook, work, cook, sleep……..
I do follow the same routine every day. It is fun, happy and I’m content.
That is because I have enough time in hand.
Housework will never end automatically, then time in hand is important to enjoy the necessary thing to be done.
Let me share about “work in the office” culture, here in Japan.
It’s my personal opinion, based on my personal experience.
Colleagues who have IT literacy are mostly happy with Work From Home,
Other colleagues who contact helpdesk often and have less IT literacy prefer going to the office.
Latter colleagues like chatting, a meeting and paper-based materials.
It’s nothing to do with the age.
Some senior colleagues I know were actually good at mastering a new gadget and device. They read novels on kindle, play Pokémon, utilize iPad and more.
And these days, at least you know how to use Google then technology related questions are answered by YouTube or people’s blogs.
I think it’s about curiosity. No need to become an expert, just need to be curious and to not be lazy to think, search and find the solution. It’s actually fun.
Back to “time in hand”,
Roughly estimated, when we go to the office every day, we’ll spend 90 min for TO + 90 min for FROM.
180 min, 3 hours only for commuting. In a packed train or traffic.
In 2011, I was working as a regular office worker and the company allowed me to work from home right after the earthquake, then for the bad weather, or simply when it’s needed. There is such flexible company existing, hope others to follow suit.
Honestly, when the work can be done with PC there is no point consuming three hours out of our limited lifetime for commuting purpose only.
It also leaves unnecessary stress more or less. In the worse case, it causes an argument, an injury case, spy cam etc.
Requiring employees to be in the office just because there is an office should be reconsidered.
For people who prefer the office as their workplace, make it available after releasing extra floors to a office lent agency.
For the others, allow Work From Home, please.
No need to monitor/obverse “active status” of employees, it can be done by apps. Ask IT administrators in the company to extract a status log.
or using a bot to throw a quick random survey once a day, just checking who is working fine who is not so fine.
E.g. Windows has teams, Mac accepts slack, it shows green or yellow or more, as being in front of the pc or away for errands,
or Google hangouts for google account holders.
Messaging is quick, easy, short unlike emails. Time saving in both sides.
In addition, when the office workers stopped commuting, there would be an enough easy-to-breath, comfortable space in trains and highways for people who need to be on site.
W/ or w/o Covid, Work From Anywhere should be adopted to more broaden industries.