Remote working & wellbeing
Remote working & wellbeing7 easy steps for a healthy balance
Working from home can bring with it a number of challenges, whether they be in-home distractions or general technology frustrations. However, it can also be an isolating and even lonely experience, especially if you are new to it. With these 7 tips you ensure a good balance.
7 tips for remote working & wellbeing
1. Maintain regular hours and routine
Get up, get dressed and ‘arrive’ at your desk 5 to 10 minutes early to go through emails and create your daily task list. Then, when the working day is done, log off and focus instead on your personal activities to avoid burnout.
2. Create a comfortable and clutter-free workspace
Keep it free from clutter and away from household paraphernalia – this will help ensure you are not distracted by children or chores when you are working. Try to only work when you are in this space, creating a physical and mental boundary between your work and your personal life.
3. Be a home worker, not a lone worker
Work out how you would like to communicate with colleagues, try not to have too many lines of communication open, as this can prove distracting, and keep in touch at regular intervals throughout the day.
Whilst most communications should of course be about work, try to begin and end the day with more personal conversations.
4. Face-to-face is still best
Face-to-face conversations help you feel more connected and are typically more engaging than conference calls. There are a wealth of technologies available to help facilitate this.
Just remember to check you’re dressed appropriately and your backdrop to ensure you’re comfortable with what your co-workers will see on their screens.
5. Take a break
6. Maintain your physical health
There are plenty of at home exercise tutorials online which cover the full range of ability levels – from the fittest amongst us to the athletically challenged – and serve as a great way to break up the day.
Furthermore, don’t skip lunch and don’t compromise your sleep.