Many of you are no doubt contemplating working from home for the foreseeable future – and we thought we’d help you out with a few suggestions of Making the Most of Working from Home! No, we don’t mean it’s time for that long overdue ‘spring clean’ or tidying up the neglected garden in time for some warm sunshine…but how to get the most out of your day and ensure your health and well-being are not sabotaged along the way.
No Driving To And From Work
Use this time for a little ‘you time’ and instead of grabbing a coffee-to-go or processed lunch, set yourself up with a great homemade fresh fruit smoothie and prepare a fresh salad or open sandwich that you can keep in the fridge for lunchtime. Take your time and indulge your taste buds with some new and exciting flavour combinations.
Structure Your Day
To-do lists can seem overwhelming so why not set up a ‘default-diary’ we use them all the time to make sure we cover all those necessary facets of our daily job with an allotted time, colour code them too and you’ll soon be zipping through your day and crunching down those tasks that sometimes seem overwhelming.
Chit Chat Can Help Lift Your Mood
Even if it’s a couple of minutes chatting to the dog or putting the world to rights with the rabbit! It also gives you the chance to move which not only helps our muscles but also stimulates our brain.
Stay In Touch
Whether you use Microsoft Team as we do or other video chatting options you know that its good to talk. Once you’ve done a few you’ll soon lose those nerves of sitting in from of your computer – just remember to have a mirror on hand to check your look before you dial in!! Lippy can be a lifesaver and if you’d had toast for breakfast crumbs can often look like dandruff – not a great image for making the best impression 😊
Take A Break
Not just the chocolate biscuit type but a real break from work can work wonders for your concentration as well as your posture. A few minutes of stretching whilst you wait for the kettle to boil or a little dance, if you’ve got the radio on in the background, can really help lift your mood…and when you are back to your next section of your default diary you’ll be so much more focussed after a cuppa the day will seem a breeze!
We really hope you enjoy your home-working days and stay safe and healthy!