Tips for working from home

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Tips for working from home

Get dressed so it feels like you’re going to work.

 

Take regular breaks, at least every couple of hours.

 

Eat well and keep energised throughout the day, without resorting to caffeine or sugar.

 

Get outside for a little exercise. If you can, try to get outside for bit during the day when it’s light.

 

Create a routine, and work at times that work best for you. 

 

Make a comfortable workspace somewhere you feel physically and mentally comfortable can make a world of difference. Check out this PDF, or browse the National Wellbeing Hub website for ideas.

Set your own hours and work at times that work best for you.

 

Communicate often, with colleagues and teams.

 

 Set clear rules and boundaries particularly with regards to social media, TV, family, and friends.

 

Set an out of office reply  explaining that you are working from home and may take longer than usual to reply. It may also be helpful to include what your current working hours are.

 

Speak up and let your line manager and colleagues know if you need support.

 

Be realistic and recognise you probably won’t be as productive as normal – none of us are!

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