Are you looking for some ‘working from home’ tips? WFH sure has lasted a lot longer than anyone ever expected, and I don’t know if I’m the only one – but it honestly feels like all the days are blending into one…
It’s like an extended version of the period between Christmas and New Year, where no-body knows what day it is… That’s literally what this whole year has felt like for me! 🙈
So, I thought I’d put this post together about how to stay sane while working from home for another year!
Working from home tips – #1: Have a routine
Routines are so important… This includes waking up at a certain time, going to sleep at a certain time, eating at a certain time, and shutting off your work laptop at a certain time…
Getting into a routine is not only great for mental health, but for ensuring a smoother transition when things get back to normal.
Make some time for meditation, or a walk outdoors. Being out in nature really helps the mind.
Working from home tips – #2: make sure your work room is different from your leisure room
If you have the luxury of multiple rooms, use one as your office, and another for leisure. I mean, when your bedroom is also your office, it can be really hard to switch off!
Of course, not everybody does, and in the event that you don’t – maybe try cordoning off a section of the room for work, and make the other specifically for leisure.
Working from home tips – #3: try not to be negative
It’s so easy to be negative, especially in such a negative situation like the one we’ve found ourselves in… But, always try to see the positives. That’s what’ll get us through!
Working from home tips – #4: be social
As easy as it is to become a shy and retiring wallflower, it’s more important than ever to reach out to loved ones, seeing them as much as you normally would IRL.
This pandemic has really tested all of us, and taught us too, so – make the most of phone calls, texts and video calls.
Working from home tips – #5: practice gratitude
Being grateful only leads to blessings. And trust me, even though it really doesn’t seem like it, there is a lot to be grateful for!
Working from home tips – #6: join virtual clubs to learn new skills
If there’s a skill you want to pick up as part of a new year resolution, now’s your chance
Better still, why not try finding online classes for local clubs, that way, you’ll be supporting the community and meeting likeminded people in your neighbourhood.
Working from home tips – #7: play online games
Working from home tips – #8: stay on top of your mental health
Take your vitamins and minerals. Above all, your immune system needs boosting – now more than ever.
Working from home tips – #9: read more
The worst thing you can do is sit on your phone, scrolling through social media all day… Read a book. Learn something, unwind & lose yourself in a good book.
Working from home tips – #10: Watch some movies or boxsets
A life that’s all work and no play isn’t healthy… Press the ‘play’ button on your favourite films/TV shows or even get into some podcasts!
Working from home tips – #11 – volunteer if you can
There might be some opportunities in the area, so keep an eye out for them. It’s really rewarding, and important.