As you know we have been hit with a global crisis, you wouldn’t say from all the meme’s going around on social media, sadly I shamefully have shared some.
Who would have ever thought that I would be sitting here updating my blog during the Corona crisis ( COVID-19 ). Our company has officially grounded all office staff from today, we are getting daily updates via different forms of communication. The uncertainty worries me but I guess we need to take one day at a time. Business as usual right?
I am not going to sit here and explain what the virus is all about but I would like to ask each of you to be kind to people around you, including yourself. Please do not be selfish and don’t panic, take this time to self reflect.
I am going to share a few tips with you on how to handle working from home effectively. I have embraced it, I know it is day one but we need to get used to it for now.
Office Hours – Its Important to implement office Hours, a lunch break, take time aside to cuddle your dog, my little one Rocco, is currently lying next to my office desk.
Lists – First thing this morning, I wrote down all the things I wanted to achieve today. Try and tick off larger more pressing items first
Get dressed – As tempting as it is to stay in your cozy pajamas, get up, get dressed and put on some make-up, it makes you feel great and gets your mood going!
Lunch – Take a lunch break, cook something healthy, I made myself a healthy chicken salad and keep hydrated. I have one coffee a day, so the rest of the day I sip on water.
Work Space – do not answer emails from bed, get up and sit in your office or at a desk.
Take Breaks – Be disciplined enough to go outside and take in the fresh air, but get back to your work.
Think out the box – You have tools at your disposal, use them – Webex/ Video calls/ WhatsApp etc.
If you don’t need to “work from home” but need things to do here are a few tips to keep you busy:
Re-organise your closets
Workout at home
Watch a new Netflix show
Clean the fridge or garage etc
Take a beauty day where you pamper yourself (take a bath with a Lush bath bomb, put a mask on etc)
Do a DIY project
Read a book
Clean out your laptop photos/phone folders
Start a vision board for your 2020 goals
Let’s support each other through this weird time! Sharing tips that can help others is ideal! What are some of your working from home tips?