About 1.5 million people work from home regularly, and over the past few years with many opting for self-employment, it’s becoming more and more popular.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many have been disrupted in their normal daily patterns and thousands of people across the UK are currently working at home.
Are you currently working from home? Are you struggling to find the best way to stay efficient and keep your spirits up? Here are 5 tips we have gathered to help you out!
Staying in your pyjamas for the whole day doesn’t sound like a bad idea, right? But washing and getting dressed will not only improve your state of mind, it will psychologically prepare you to start work.
Assign a work area within the house
Although it’s tempting to stay in bed or head to your sofa, those who successfully work from home agree that you’re best off setting up a “working station”.
Stay in contact with colleagues
Create to-do lists to keep yourself focused.
Besides email and messaging programs, ensure that you stay in contact with your colleagues regularly via phone or video conferencing platforms like Teams and Skype.
Take your lunch break
When at home, it’s easy to keep working at all times but taking regular breaks and being able to switch off after hours is essential and increases productivity. Take advantage of your break and your kitchen and treat yourself to a homemade lunch!
Go out and about (once a day)
Be ready to start your day at the same time as you would normally arrive in your office and finish your day at the same time.
According to the Government guidelines, only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home).
In difficult times, we must work together to support each other. We’re here to help you dealing with the situation!
We’ve got multiple teams working on how we respond to this pandemic, so we can adapt to changes and keep supporting you. So, we can work together to help the people who are most in need, please check our Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.