If you are used to life in the office and are currently struggling with working from home, we’ve gathered a few little tips to make things easier.
1. Create a work space
Although it can be tempting to stay in bed or head straight for the sofa it’s best to set up a dedicated workspace, this will help you maintain good posture, avoid distractions and let you leave work at the end of the day. If you don’t have a desk, use your dining room table.
2. Stick with your routine
It can be far too easy to roll out of bed in the morning and log straight onto your computer but it’s important to keep to your usual daily routine. Wake up at your normal time, shower and get dressed into something other than your pajamas. These steps will help you mentally prepare for the work day ahead.
To maintain a good work-life balance, remember to switch of your computer and tidy away any papers at the end of your working day.
3. Don’t forget to move about
It’s good to have a routine when you’re working from home, but work shouldn’t become monotonous. It’s important to take regular screen breaks and get up from your desk and move around just as you would in an office.
While you might not miss your daily commute to and from the office, it does guarantee that you leave the house at least once during the day.
So get your shoes on, get outside and enjoy that fresh air for your hour of exercise. A different perspective will also help undo mental blocks and give you a fresh pair of eyes for any tasks you’re struggling with.
4. Stay connected with your colleagues
When you’re at work, you likely to talk to a variety of colleagues throughout the day but when you’re working from home, you could go the whole day without speaking to anyone which can be isolating. Make some time to pick up the phone, or start a video call, and have a real conversation rather than relying on emails.