Working from Home Tips

working from home tips

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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

Working from home tips – #7: play online games

I don’t know anyone who’s watched The Queen’s Gambit and not wanted to learn chess. Or anyone who’s not playing Among Us. They’re both awesome games that’ll help up stay sane amongst the craziness!

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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

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

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

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.

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3 thoughts on “Working from Home Tips

  1. I find having a clear break and work day (i.e. not casually starting work early) really helps me! And going for a walk during my lunch break breaks up the day and ensures I actually leave my house!

    Katie |

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  2. Lovely post! This is a great list of things to do when working from home seems dull and unbearable sometimes. Having a routine is must, and joining virtual classes is a great way to expand your knowledge too. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips!

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