As a result of the COVD-19 pandemic, many offices around the world have been closed and employees were requested to work from home. Staying more at home can be good but it is still important, and possible, to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Creating a productive routine that balances work, family, and leisure is key and here are some tips from GroundScope on how to get the most of it.
Set up a home office
In order to focus on work and to be productive, you need a designated workspace in your house. Treat this area as your office and have the facilities you need in there – charging points, notebooks, headphones.
Make sure this area is quiet if you will be taking calls with colleagues or clients and if you can, set up your home office in an area where you don’t typically spend much time so when you finish working you have the feeling you put it all behind.
It is common to skip lunchtime and coffee breaks when working from home. Set up a time for lunch and get the most of it – you can cook a nice dish or even go to a nice local takeaway restaurant and support local businesses.
Taking breaks while working from home is good for both your physical and mental health.
As you are not spending time moving to and from the office, use this time wisely and do some exercise in the mornings or evenings. There are plenty of YouTube channels and social media accounts where you can find interesting videos to easily exercise from home.
Alternatively, you can go for a run, walk or ride a bike. This will give you more energy whilst you work from home and it is likely to increase your productivity as well as being very good for your physical and mental health
Spend time with the ones you live with
If you are at home with your family or flatmates make sure to spend some quality time with them. Have a great dinner together, play games, engage in interesting conversations. Think of different things you can do and enjoy your free time together.
Communicate with colleagues, friends and family
Thankfully to the technology available to us all communicating with people has never been easier. It’s important that we continue supporting one another, and continue taking preventative action to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Message or call your colleagues, friends, and relatives to spend some time with them – even if it is through a video call!
Put in practice old projects
Now it is a good time to start that Spanish course you have been postponing, to rearrange your furniture, paint the bedroom or to reorganise your wardrobe and donate some unwanted clothes to charity. Use your extra time at home for your own benefit!
Book your taxi if needed
If you eventually need to go out and want to avoid public transportation, GroundScope is here for you. We have implemented cleaning and safety procedures to ensure that we provide the safest service to our clients during the COVID-19 pandemic GroundScope is ready to look after you whenever you need to book a safe, reliable and cost effective ground transfer