As the infection of Coronavirus Disease spread throughout the world, you may find yourself in a work from home set-up. You can stay productive even at home with the right effort while taking care of yourself and your family. Self-isolation during pandemic presents new challenges and along with these challenges lays the opportunity for new perspectives to emerge.
TIPS FOR A FIRST-TIMER WHO WILL WORK FROM HOME
- Get ready for the day
You can do your normal routine even before a pandemic when you are preparing for work. Have some clothes for work even if they are more comfortable than your typical attire. You can also put on some make-up even if it’s only for you.
- Set a schedule
Create a daily schedule and put it in writing. You can come up with a detailed to-do list that is organized based on importance.
- Designate a workspace
Set up an area where you can comfortably work. Having a comfortable workspace in your home sends a clear signal to your brain that it’s time to focus.
- Create an eating plan
Ahead of time, plan out your meals and snacks. This will prevent you from working to the point of hunger and deciding on what to eat. Choose food that will boost your memory, alertness, and concentration. Limit your intake of processed foods, refined carbs, and sugary drinks.
TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH KIDS
- With a baby
Use a baby carrier so you can keep your child close to you. If you are on call, let them know that you are with your baby in case there will be noises. Use their nap time efficiently by fixing your schedules that require intense focus.
- With older children
If you have older children who can take up some extra responsibility, you can set them up with some clear instructions. You may as well give them some activities to help to take care of younger children.
- Pay attention to their emotional needs
During this time, your children need extra affection, love, and attention. They might be having difficulty adjusting to a new routine.
- Balance structure and play
Help your child to manage their time wisely. Encourage them to entertain themselves by engaging in some appropriate activities.
TIPS FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE AN IDEAL WORKSPACE
- Pop-up office
You can improvise if you don’t have a designated office or desk at home. Just be careful to listen to your body. Make some adjustments if you feel any musculoskeletal pain.
- Clear your space
Make a calm atmosphere. Clean your work area and organize your things at least once a day. To send some luxurious scents through the air you can use an essential oil diffuser. It might help you to boost your mood, energy, and brain function.
HOW TO MAKE AN EFFECTIVE BREAK AT HOME
- Take a short walk
Through the ages, the importance of walking has been documented by many creative. Having a 20-minute walk once or twice a day is a great way to have an effective break within a day.
- Seize the day
You can try yoga and meditation free online. Having a break in your schedule may help you manage your time wisely throughout the day.