Working from home tips
5 tips on how to stay positive whilst working from home. These simple tips can hopefully change the way you work at home and may help some of you get through this difficult time.
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Stick to a routine
Sticking to a routine can be hard especially when you're working from the comfort of your own home.
Make sure you follow your normal sleeping and work patterns if you can. Get up at the same time, eat breakfast and get out of your pyjamas.
Most importantly, when your workday ends, stop working!
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Make a dedicated workspace
Seperating your work life and private life at home can be extremely difficult but finding a space away from everyone else can be really beneficial.
Have everything you need in one space before you start work and if you can, shut the door. It may be very tempting to sit on the sofa and work but it is much better to sit at a desk or table, this helps with preventing back pain by keeping your posture straight.
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Take a break
Working from home might make you feel like you have to be available all day but having breaks gives you that space to get some energy back, ready to work again.
Making time for breaks is so important, as it helps manage feelings of stress. If possible, get out of the house on your breaks - go for a walk, run or bike ride and go grab a coffee. This will refresh your mind and get you ready to work again.
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Stay connected with friends and family
Working from home may make you feel slightly isolated from the world but there are many ways you can keep in contact with friends and family.
When you are out of work, human interaction still matters so make sure you keep this in mind and schedule calls or even video calls with friends and family.
Make time to socialise virtually - schedule in a coffee break or Friday night video call.