In light of COVID-19, many of you are likely to be self-isolating and the reality of working from home will be setting in.
A space that was previously a safe haven from the stresses of office life, and allowed you to maintain that work life balance, has now converged to be the epicenter of everything in your life. From your workout space, to the children’s playground; working from home can prove “challenging” in the current environment.
To give you a little helping hand, we’ve collated a few tips to help you stay productive and, importantly, motivated while working from home.
No. 1 | Exercise
Mental wellbeing is paramount. Period. But during social isolation, your mental wellbeing is especially important. With gyms closed it is easy to slip out of your exercise routine. But stick with it.
The Cheshire countryside that surrounds our homes is awash with an abundance of breathtaking walks, all right outside our doorstep, including one of the finest routes in the North West, the Sandstone Trail.
No. 2 | Window Seat
Book yourself a window seat. Exposure to light helps us to regulate sleep, boosts our mood and even raises our productivity levels.
What’s more, making use of natural light reduces the need for us to turn on lights indoors, helping reduce energy bills.
No. 3 | Eat Fresh
It is no secret that food choices impact our mood, wellbeing and energy levels, so it makes sense to make healthy choices.
Local food producers are working hard to ensure we stay fed and watered. More than ever it is important that we all stand together and support local. Where we shop matters.
No. 4 | Get Social
Make time to socialise (at a 2-metre safe distance!). Working from home doesn’t mean you have to work every hour of the day. Keep structure and routine; set boundaries in the form of clear working hours.
Fancy a tea break? Why not jump on Zoom and have a video call with colleagues? Or why not phone a neighbour to check-in with them.
No. 5 | Create A Workspace
At a time where your home is becoming more multifunctional than perhaps you would like, ensuring a set working space is key.
Design a home office space that maximises your productivity and allows your creativity to flow… ideally next to a window for that much needed natural light!
On behalf of the Barbour family and all here at Bolesworth Estate, we hope you stay safe and well at this challenging time.