Some try working in bed during pandemic; Above the Law founder says why not?
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Working from bed works for many people staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Above the Law founder David Lat, now a legal recruiter and writer.
In a Twitter post, Lat linked to a New York Times story on working in bed and wrote, “I’m not sure why, but I’m more productive in bed than at my desk—maybe I’m more relaxed and less paralyzed by anxiety. Try it!”
Some people who replied to Lat said they are also fans of working in bed.
“I used to write appellate briefs in bed,” wrote one retired lawyer. “Worked for me.”
“Thank you for validating my experience,” wrote another Twitter user. “Nice sheets help. I only leave my bed office for Zoom meetings.”
But not everyone was on the bed bandwagon.
“Well done!” one person tweeted. “I don’t think I would have a chance between books and naps.”
The New York Times reported that Edith Wharton, William Wordsworth, Marcel Proust and Truman Capote wrote prose and verse from their beds. Media executive Arianna Huffington has also worked from bed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York Times acknowledged that sleep experts recommend banning electronic devices from the bedroom but said millions of Americans are defying that guidance.
“They are drafting legal documents, producing events, holding client calls, coding, emailing, studying and writing, all from under the covers,” the New York Times reported.