In these perilous and uncertain times, a lot of us are having to Work From Home (WFH).
WFH looks very different depending on the nature of your job and it is important to still manage our workloads, manage expectations and not overwork ourselves.
We would like to share five tips for WFH during this period.
1. Plan Your Day.
Wake up early and set the agenda, and tone, for the day. Set out the things you need to do, want to do and something you’d enjoy doing to make sure you’re not overworking yourself. With a plan in mind, you can maximise your time and get more done.
2. Stretch and Keep Moving
Even though you’re at home, keep moving. Don’t get stuck on your laptop or tablet. Start the day with a stretch in the morning to release tension and stress, making you more awake and ready for the day ahead.
As the day continues, go for a walk, to the park or even stay in your garden for 10 minutes. Just remember to keep social distancing practises in mind!
3. Take a Break
The explanation is in the caption – Take a break!
Rest your eyes from the blue light on your devices. Just relax for minute or 10.
4. Eat Well and Stay Hydrated
Don’t neglect your own health by skipping meals and not drinking enough whilst WFH. Even though you’re not at work, you still need a lunch break (and snacks). You could use your normal work timings for the day whilst you’re at home to ensure eating and drinking is part of your WFH routine.
5. Enjoy the “luxury” of WFH
Although things are looking a bit bleak in this BIG 2020, enjoy the fact that you are WFH by creating a safe, calm and quiet working environment. For us, this consists of playing music in the background. For others, it might be a podcast of some sort. Whatever it is, create a workable space with limited or no distractions where possible.
And there you have it!
Five tips that will hopefully help us all get through this period.
Remember, not everyone has the luxury of working from home. Our NHS staff are working hard and around the clock to ensure the health and safety of patients is secured. In particular, we want to shout out our very own co-founder Ashleigh, an NHS nurse and queen.
We Salute You x