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6 EASY STEPS TO WORKING FROM HOME

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As more and more companies implement work-from-home policies due to the spread of COVID-19, employees are now tasked with trying to be just as productive without their normal resources and routines.

Every job is different and the amount you’re able to achieve will vary between career types, employers, and internal policies, but there are some key strategies to working from home when it comes to getting your tasks done efficiently and effectively.

So, to help you maintain a personal and professional lifestyle whilst working at home, continue reading and discover our advice. 

1. SET BOUNDARIES

By dividing your rooms, you can better separate your personal life, from your work.

For example, if you don’t have a desk, you can use your kitchen table. Besides making you feel like you’re at an “office,” this advice helps you maintain good posture, avoid distractions, and leave your work behind at the end of the day.

2. KEEP TO A ROUTINE

Just because you’re not commuting and going into an office doesn’t mean you should skip your weekday preparations.

That’s why we recommend that you should still wake up at your normal time, have a shower, and get dressed.

It’s also helpful to keep a set schedule. For instance, if you typically work nine-to-five hours, keep doing it at home.

3. STAY CONNECTED

As concerns regarding mental health continue to rise, we need to build digital communities that uplift our spirits and energy. 

Social Media enables us to connect with our friends, family, and colleagues around the world. So by organising daily calls, webcams and digital conferences we can help those feeling isolated and bring everyone together, during this difficult time whilst still managing our daily tasks. 

4. EMBRACE EXERCISE

As efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19, see gyms and sports facilities close throughout the world, many people can no longer follow their usual exercise routines.

Whilst, it can be difficult to stay in shape when you are stuck inside – there are still everyday goods that you can use to help maintain your strength and mobility at home.

For example, you can easily stay active without leaving the house by joining online workouts during your lunch break or ‘commute’.

5. RECHARGE

Take this time to appreciate your health and mental state.

After a day’s work, put away your electronic devices and tools – just as you would when leaving everything at the office.

By keeping these work reminders out of sight removes them out of mind and helps you relax and recharge your batteries so you can be ready for tomorrow.

6. KEEP UP TO DATE

Everyday brings new possibilities, so focus on the positives and set a time aside each day to follow the news.

Make sure to be following trustworthily publications, to ensure you are not alarmed by fakery and continue to read the government guidelines in order to understand what advice you are given in your local communities.

Above all, stay safe – stay inside and look after each other.

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