10 Tips for Working from Home
With our new found normal being #WorkingfromHome it's quite the change for some of us. With both organisation, productivity and wellbeing three of our most important values, we thought it was important for us to share our 10 best tips for working from home for you to implement into your new routine to ensure you can #GetShitDone and be your most efficient self at work from home.
Tip 1: Create a morning routine
Begin your work day with a new routine, whether that's making a brew, watching morning TV for 30 minutes or eating breakfast in the garden start your day right with a your new commute-less routine.
Tip 2: Set your work hours
Although having a lie-in daily is extremely tempting, try to set your work hours as you would if you were back in the office. Whether that's 9am to 5pm or 12pm to 7pm - set your week and keep it flowing so you know where you're at and things are as 'normal' as possible.
Tip 3: Have a lunch break
Sometime, working from home can be so far from the norm that we forget to give ourselves a break once we're in the zone. It's so important to take a break, have a lunch hour and make sure you're looking after yourself and not getting swept up in moment.
Tip 4: Dedicate a work zone
Having an area for work only is crucial in bossing working from home. Treat the area as your 'office' during this period as it allows you to come and go, and leave work at the office at the end of the day, so you don't take the stress and worry home with you.
Tip 5: Look after yourself
Being mindful of our wellbeing is extremely important during this time. Our A3 desk planners are the perfect companion where you can tick off your water intake, track your mood and make sure you're looking after your mental health during this period.
Tip 6: Socialise with colleagues virtually
It was feel quite isolating initially if you're used to a busy workplace, but it's important to keep in the loop with your colleagues and maybe have a lunch break on Zoom together, or drop each other a FaceTime call at the end of the day. Everyone is experiencing this together and sharing really is caring.
Tip 7: Don't over do it
Just because you're at home all the time doesn't mean you have to work, work, work and burn yourself out. Give yourself a break and don't set too many goals. Be realistic about what you can achieve in your working from home week and remember that your mindset and wellbeing is the most important thing.
Tip 8: Managing distractions
If you're easily distracted, try not to surround yourself with things you can procrastinate with, like phones, iPads, TV's etc and if you're used to wasting time of social media, don't check your Facebook during work hours, save that for your lunch break - just as you would at work normally.
Tip 9: Home schooling too? You're not a super hero.
Remember, if you're working from home and now the teacher to your children, you can't do everything, you're doing your best and that's enough! Don't put yourself under too much pressure and let the stress and concern of juggling plates get the better of you.
You can only do your best - you're doing awesome!
Tip 10: Be organised
Obviously we couldn't write this blog post without including how our stationery can help you boss working from home! We have desk planners, to-do lists and flip pads which will help you #GetShitDone and be your most productive self with sections carefully designed with productivity and efficiency in mind to make life easier, it works - we promise!