Working from home

Working from home

If you’re working from home and feeling a little bit like a duck out of water, here are some helpful tips to get you through each working day and help you plan your time effectively at home.

First things first, get dressed…
It’s very tempting to work in your PJs but it really isn’t great for motivation. Just because you’re in self-isolation it doesn’t mean you have to sit in your scruffs!

…then create a home office
As comfy as it is, sitting on the sofa with your laptop on your knee all day isn’t a great idea. It’s best to create a dedicated office space and set your laptop up there. Storage, a desk organiser and moving plants to the desk can really help create a productive environment. Try to stick to your normal working hours too – this will help prevent procrastination!

Check technology
Sound and connectivity issues are the worst when it comes to meetings and conference calls. Why not do a quick trial chat with a colleague to
check for quality?

Take breaks
It’s really important to get regular, short breaks away from our screens. Walk around the garden, make a cup of herbal tea, put a load in the washing machine – any short break is a good one!

DON’T FORGET TO…

…eat healthy meals
If you’re prone to snacking then it’s a good idea to get healthy snacks in to prevent you reaching for the classic crisps, chocolate and sweets that will only provide short bursts of energy.

…and update your to-do list
It’s best to start your day by reviewing your work priorities. Tick each one off as you complete them – it’s a great way to stay motivated and keep you on track!