Published on 23rd March 2020
Let’s face it, a lot of us are going to be spending a lot more time working from home in the near future, whether we like it or not.
For some it’s easier than others – not everyone has a home office. And for anyone with young children, finding some peace and quiet to get your projects done can feel impossible.
So, we’ve put together a few tips for staying motivated and positive during this difficult period:
- Start the day with some exercise. If you aren’t commuting, it can be hard to get your engine started otherwise
- Get changed into ‘work’ clothes. The idea of working in pyjamas sounds appealing, but in reality it gets old very quickly
- Make a dedicated space to work in. It’s really important to have a clear space that allows you to work without distraction. If you don’t have a spare room, try to at least create an area to work from that isn’t in front of the TV or anything else that distracts
- Take regular breaks. It can be easy to fall into the pattern of not giving yourself proper, defined breaks at home – but it’s vital for your performance that you do
- Set clear goals and objectives for each and every day
- Stay sociable! Set up a few calls to colleagues, even if they’re brief
- Ensure you have a clearly structured working day. You can be extremely productive at home – but you need some discipline!
- Eat properly, and ensure your diet is structured. At home it’s very easy to just pick and snack all day – but it’s vital to have to have a solid breakfast and lunch that sustains your energy all day
Stay in touch
If you need advice on managing your staff or your career during this time, get in touch. We’ll be working remotely too – but we can be contacted in all the same ways. And we’d love to stay in touch!
by Selma Furtado