As a result of the current global situation, many people are in social isolation, and those lucky enough to have a job are working from home. Here we tell you how to make the most of your home office time and stay productive.
Let’s take it one step at a time
For people who are super organised, managing their time at home won’t be a problem, but for the rest of us, it can be a challenge. Start by setting up a work area in a quiet part of your home and remember to keep it clean and tidy.
Organise your day through schedules, get up at the same time, so when you do return to your routine, it won’t seem so hard to deal with. It’s also essential to set mealtimes and remember to have a bottle of water and some healthy snacks like almonds or dried fruit at your desk, so you’re not looking for distractions and jumping up every second minute to get a glass of water or something to snack on.
Try to eat breakfast like you always do, whether it’s your morning coffee with some fruit or something a bit more filling, find a balance and give yourself more time to eat healthier.
Step away from your computer at lunchtime, enjoy your meal, relax and then return to work.
Set out your priorities and objectives. Try to make progress with your work if you have any video calls or meetings online. Don’t get sidetracked, the laundry can wait, and so can that box of old photos in the wardrobe that you’ve been thinking about organising for years.
If you have a dog, continue taking it out at the same times as usual and try to avoid distractions as much as possible. We know it’s tempting to throw the ball to him every time you look at his sweet little face, but try to keep the same routines and times as before. If you have kids at home, give them some tasks to keep them busy while you get on with your work: drawing, reading, practising their favourite dances, folding their clothes, organising their toys from the biggest to the smallest, there are endless options.
Last but not least, don’t forget to finish work at the same time you usually would. It’s essential to know when to call it a day, and then spend your time on housework or hobbies: put on your sports gear and do some exercise, do the laundry, cook a delicious meal, read a book or just kick back and relax.