Your guide to working from home

Find out how you can set yourself up for a productive work day whilst at home

Create the perfect workspace

Create a separate space in your home that is your dedicated working zone. Try to avoid having personal items around you such as the television or your favourite book. Removing these items can help lessen your chances of getting distracted. 

Let other household members know where your working space is. This helps to avoid interruptions throughout your workday.

Take care of your health

Set aside time in your work calendar where you can exercise. Go for a walk, do a workout, or if time is limited - try a quick yoga session. Exercise is a great way to refresh and re-energise your mind for the rest of the working day.

Stay connected to your colleagues

It can be difficult to feel connected when you aren't in the office. Face-to-face conversations turn into virtual meet ups. Social contact is an important part of maintaining a healthy mental balance.

There are ways you can feel connected with your colleagues such as: 

  • Schedule online meetings with colleagues that aren't work related.
  • Have regular online coffee catch-ups with colleagues, if you can. 
  • Switch your video on in meetings and encourage your colleagues to as well. 

Schedule your time

When at home, it can be easy to keep working past your normal hours. Try to create a regular work schedule with definite start and finish times.

You can define your work schedule by:

  • Learning to switch off. Try to start and finish work at the same time each day.
  • Sharing your work schedule with your household, so they know when you're available.
  • Organising your day with a calendar, diary or journal.
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