We know that working from home can be daunting. It's even harder than usual to have a work-life balance, when they're both happening in the same place!
Don't panic! We are here to help you out with our top tips for working from home:
Our first tip to successfully being productive at home is to have a designated workspace, and keep it tidy!
Whether that's having your laptop on your dining room table, setting up your PC in the corner of your living room, or you have your own home office, it's essential to keep that area just for working.
Make sure that you completely avoid working from the sofa or in bed. Although this can be tempting, it will make you tired and sluggish. Plus once your mind associates your bed with working, you will find it harder to get that much needed rest at night!
You can get organised when working at home with a range of luxurious desk stationery.
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Plus, with so many different styles available, it really adds a beautiful touch to your workplace.
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Coloured pens will add a touch of fun to your notes, and make your office space look bright and cheerful.
Alternatively, a smart new black pen will help you keep in the work mood, and can be used when you're back in the office.
The most crucial thing during this period is to stick to your normal working routine. So if you work 9-5 in your office, you should try and replicate that at home.
You may also want to make sure that you're wearing smart clothing. You will struggle getting into the work mode with your pyjamas on!
Be sure to also take breaks. Whether that's the same 30-minute break you would normally have at work, or three 10-minute breaks throughout the day, it's completely up to you.
We know that it's super easy to be lazy when you're at home, but it really doesn't do anything for mental health or productivity - so don't do it!
Working from home when there are other people around can be frustrating, so be sure to set boundaries with those who live with you. People may assume that now you're working from home, you can spend more time doing housework or looking after pets, when you can't!
If you have children that are old enough to look after themselves, be sure to explain to them that you are busy, and need to get work done. You may find it useful to allow them to have more TV time to keep them distracted - just make sure it doesn't become a regular thing!
It is also important to remember to eat healthily and stay active during this period. Although it can be tempting to sit around eating snacks all day long, unhealthy food will make you feel more sluggish and you're guaranteed to be less productive.
Exercise is also important for staying healthy at home. We recommend a simple walk around the garden in the afternoon, or some morning yoga. It's easy to do, and will make you feel so much better!
We hope you have enjoyed this blog. Be sure to leave your best working from home recommendations below! We would love to hear them.