Your work from home survival guide
Many business owners will be having their first taste of prolonged periods working from home at the moment.
If being at home has put you out of your comfort zone and impacted your productivity, we have put together some useful tips to get you through the working week and help you manage your time more efficiently.
Get up and get dressed
Sure, it’s tempting to treat this period like an extended holiday. But many of your customers will be depending on you now more than ever. And make sure you change out of your pyjamas if you don’t want to be caught short on an unexpected video conference!
Make a desk
If working from home isn’t something you do regularly, you might not have a home office sanctuary. You might be able to flop on the couch with your laptop for a couple of days, but if you want to boost your productivity and save your back over the next few weeks, we’d really recommend you find your own desk area.
Check your essential technology
Remote working is only possible because of improvements in technology. Cloud-based software is particularly important when you work from home, because this allows you to access files, emails and essential tools from anywhere.
Downloading video conferencing software like Zoom and instant messaging software like Slack can also help you improve communication and productivity.
Look after your mental health
We are living through very trying times. As well as worrying about your health and the health of your family, you may also have seen your income drop and be worried about the future of your business. In these circumstances, it’s very important to look after your mental health.
Some simple things you can do are making sure you take regular breaks and taking some time to do things that you enjoy each day, like listening to your favourite music or spending more time with loved ones.
Look after your physical health
Your physical health is very important too. And when you are confined to your house for most of the day, it can become difficult to look after it. Whether it’s lifting weights, doing yoga or dancing, make sure you do some physical activity in doors and head out for a run, walk or bike ride if it is safe to do so. And remember that eating healthy can make a big difference.
Balancing work and home schooling
With schools closed, many contractors will also be balancing their work commitments against new home schooling duties. This can be a real challenge, but there are some things you can do to make it easier. Try setting a schedule and encourage your kids to pursue independent projects that they feel passionately about.
For more information speak to a member fo the team today. Call: 0808 501 7054.