Working From Home - Tips
Tips to working from home
At LEWIS, we have made the decision to all work from home due to the current circumstances going on worldwide, with our priority being to keep everyone healthy and happy, and to reduce stress by not asking people to leave the house every morning to come into the office.
And, like us, there are many other companies that are now working from home, and it looks like more and more people are going to be working from home in the close future, so we’ve written an article on some tips on working from home.
1. Get dressed
Getting dressed when working from home makes life a lot easier, as it increases motivation and puts you in the mindset of work. If you get completely washed and dressed and ready for the day, it means it will just feel like any other work day, it means that when you take breaks during the day, you can leave the house and get some fresh air, and also once you have finished work, you can go and get changed out of your “work attire”, and this helps the brain realise you have now finished work, and can relax.
2. Don’t be shy, speak to your colleagues.
Just because everyone is now working from home, doesn’t mean you should now just hide away from everyone, we have a meet up call every morning so chat, have some fun and find out how everyone is, then we find out a bit about what everyone’s working on for the day, and if anyone needs any help with anything at all. Then, throughout the day, we’re constantly talking through Microsoft Teams having lighthearted chat in between working. This means if anyone has some work they’re stressed about, they can come on and relieve some stress and get things off their chest, and possibly even get given a new approach by someone else within the team. We don’t shy away at LEWIS, we love talking!
3. Take regular breaks
It’s important that, just like when you’re in the office, you take regular breaks away from your desk. Get up, get a coffee, walk the dog, whatever you need to do around the house to stop yourself getting too worked up on work. Research has found that more regular, short breaks are more beneficial than long breaks less frequently. And to tie in with the last point, take a break and give your colleague a call, have a catch up and see how things are going with them. This is a very stressful time for a lot of people and a lot of people are feeling constantly down, so taking a break to talk will help people out a lot and take their mind off the circumstances currently going on.