Monday, 12 October 2020 / London, UK

TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME DURING THE PANDEMIC

 




WAKING UP EARLY
 

 I believe starting your day early is so important even if you’re not going to work. It’s vital to start your day early because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I find I am more productive with my workflow and also it means I can finish my day early.


GET READY 

 Get up early just like you are setting up for work. Have a shower change into something comfy that isn't pajamas to help you get into work mode. 

WORKSPACE 

It’s so important to have a clean and comfortable workspace, make sure you sit in a comfortable seat, and working on a table is better as you will feel more proactive and energetic, it gets you in that work mode frame of mind. I have found that when I work from my bed; I feel tired very sluggish and lazy.  If you don’t have a desk area you can get one from IKEA and a comfortable chair. 

SCHEDULE TIME TO START AND FINISH WORK 

Having a time when you set up for your day from start to finish is really beneficial for your mental well-being and structure. It allows you to be more efficient.


TAKE BREAKS IN-BETWEEN WORK 

Make sure to have breaks in between your work from home as this breaks up your day allows you to rejuvenate your mind and giving yourself that mental rest by either going for a walk, making a quick snack, or catching with something that can help you deflect on work and just help with refocusing on something else really helps. I work 9-5 and my job is mentally draining, I find that when I take regular breaks and do something else to destress my mind & tackle more work and increase work productivity much better.


SWITCH OFF FROM SOCIAL MEDIA 
I’m such a bad culprit at this and have to constantly remind myself to switch my phone off whilst working as I find it to be the biggest distraction and actually causes me to procrastinate more. Sometimes I find myself scrolling and scrolling aimlessly throw people's posts or texting, it just eats up most of your workday. On the days when I switch my phone off during work hours, I find myself able to concentrate more and actually follow through with my schedule more effectively. Social media is just a no-no during work hours and switching your phone off and leaving it in another room is the best advice I can give you otherwise you can’t produce quality work. 



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