Many workers have been thrust into working from home to enable social distancing and self-isolation, and this may be stressful. Working from home can be problematic if it’s not managed properly from the beginning, so we’ve put together some top tips so you can master a new work-life balance.
Set real work hours
Once a temporary office or work space is set up, it’s time to get going. If you normally have set business hours (9-5 for example) it is best to stick with these where possible, this will make it easier for you to re-settle back into your routine when the time comes to return to the office.
Enforce a hard limit to finish work at the end of the day and distance yourself from projects.
Make sure you have a dedicated workspace
It’s important to have a dedicated area to work in – somewhere quiet and away from people and distractions, such as the TV. This helps to keep everything you need in one place, as well as help you stay organised. There is nothing worse than losing important documents!
Having a dedicated area to work in also helps to train your mind that once you leave that area, work is finished for the day. If you can, use a room that has a door you can shut to keep your work separate from the rest of your home.
Check in with co-workers
As well as remaining up to date with projects and day-to-day business, live video meetings and regular conference calls will help keep isolation at bay. Conversations with colleagues will add a social aspect to your day which many of us will miss during this time.
Reward yourself after a long day
Although it seems simple, having something to look forward to at the end of the day will help you feel fulfilled. Why not plan a walk through your neighborhood, take your dog to the park, have a relaxing bath or even have a pamper session with a DIY CBD face mask.
Keep your hands super soft
With all the extra hand washing why not treat yourself to our jojoba and cocoa Re:new hand cream and soothe that chapped skin.
Are you finding working from home stressful?
If you are finding working from home stressful, why not add a little CBD to your routine and add some serene to your screen time. Try taking a couple drops of our CBD oil in the morning or before bed to help reduce your stress levels.