Thursday 3th March
The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus raises the likelihood of people being required to work from home over the next few months. For those who aren’t used to it, this can seem like a daunting change. We asked two of our experienced clinicians for some top tips for keeping a healthy mind and body whilst working from home.
It’s helpful to maintain structure in your day and your routine. Get up, washed and dressed as if going to the workplace and make sure to keep a work schedule with take regular breaks. Perhaps even go for a walk at lunchtime to break up your day.
Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you should be sat on the sofa, feet up with a laptop on your lap. Have a designated office space if possible, using a monitor and a separate mouse and keyboard will all help keep you comfortable whilst you work.
Working from home can be a great advantage as there are no distractions from colleagues, and you may find yourself more productive. This can mean that you spend more time sat down at your computer. Be strict with yourself, get up as often as you can, and try drinking from a small glass so you have to fill it up regularly.
Maintain boundaries between your work and home life. Where possible keep your office separate and have a schedule to finish work and stick to this where possible. Don’t blur boundaries.
Make the most of being at home and go for a walk or run in the fresh air in your local park. Exercising outside can help keep you productive and help counteract all the sitting you do working from home.
It is important to maintain relationships outside of work and important to stay connected to your team. Pick up the phone and make sure that you communicate with your colleagues to avoid isolation.« Back to News & Blog