4 Tips for working from home
Maybe I can help.
It took me about a year to adjust from corporate life, the routine of a 9-to-5 to working from home and I know you guys don’t have the luxury of that time frame with everything that’s happening so I’ve put together a quick video to see if I can help.
In my opinion, there are four key things to consider when working from home:
3. Fresh Air
4. A separate space (if possible)
Check out the video for the full description but in summary￼:
1. Try to stick to your usual routine. This includes getting up, getting dressed, getting showered and generally preparing yourself for the day as if you were going to work. You may be tempted to snooze the alarm and think I’ll just do my work later on, but trust me when you’re still working at 7 pm and everyone in your house is finished or home from work/school or just generally being a bit more noisier than they’ve been in the day you won’t thank yourself.￼
The same applies to your food intake, try to stick to your regular breakfast lunch and dinner with keeping stacking to a minimum. You’ll probably find yourself looking in the fridge for answers so what I would recommend is either doing a short activity video to take your mind off things￼ like this 1k steps in 7 mins or try a mini mindfulness exercise from an app like Buddhify
2. Keep active. If you use a Fitbit or Apple Watch try to stick religiously to the notification to move each hour. It can be really easy to sit for hours on end with nothing to distract you but prolonged periods of sitting still aren’t good for our health
3. Get out in the fresh air. If yourself isolating and you are well enough, put your coat on and go to the garden. Well you may not classify your garden as nature there is research to show the multiple health benefits for humans of getting outside￼ so do what you can without breaking quarantine rules.
4. If you have the luxury of a spare room, now is the time to turn into an office if you have to work at home. The benefits of being able to ‘go to work’ and equally ‘close the door’ on a stressful day￼￼￼ will become more apparent the more time you spend at home working.
I hope that’s been helpful. I’ve been working at home for several years now so if you have any questions then maybe things that I can help with that I haven’t covered here because I’ve just become part of my routine.
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