We've compiled a list of good habits for working from home which we hope will help manage your wellbeing and that of your employees. Such tips should help to provide structure to the working day and will put people’s health at the forefront.
1. Maintain regular hours
As much as possible, set a schedule and stick to it. Having set working hours makes it much easier to switch off when the end of the day has arrived. Not only does it help to give you a work-life balance, but it also acts as a marker for the start of your evening. Naturally, there will be times when you may need to start a bit earlier or finish a bit later but when you do, be sure to wrap up earlier than usual or sleep in a bit the next morning to maintain that balance.
2. Keep a dedicated office space
In an ideal world, having a dedicated office allows you to maintain the line between work and home more simply. However, not everyone will have the space to do so. In these situations, a good work around is to have a dedicated desk/table to work at. Try and keep your bedroom as a sacred space where work is banned, it will help maintain the work/home divide.
3. Get dressed in the morning
For some people the idea of staying in their pyjamas all day is perfection. However, maintaining your morning routine of getting washed and dressed will not only improve your state of mind but it will also mentally prepare you to start your working day. Even if it is getting dressed into something very casual, it will get you in the right headspace to start the day and allow you to take videos calls very quickly.
4. Stay active
In these uncertain times, never underestimate how much doing some exercise will help your mental and physical wellbeing. You don’t have to go out and run a marathon at lunch if running isn’t for you. However, going for a walk or doing a HIIT session will not only elevate your heart rate but it will also break up your day. There are lots of resources on YouTube and Instagram if you need some inspiration.
5. Stay socially connected
Working from home doesn’t mean that you can't still be sociable with your work colleagues and your friends. Try and use video calls whenever you can - there's no substitute for seeing another person's face. If videoconferencing is a step too far, you can do WhatsApp video for basic video calls with close colleagues. You could look to have regular check ins on a Monday morning, or if in the office you used to have a drinks hour at the end of the week, that can still happen over a video call.
As always though, we’re here to support you and your business which in turn should help you to support your employees and finally your customers, so if you have any questions, please get in touch with your Account Manager.
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