Working from home is going to be the norm for a lot of us for the foreseeable future. It’s a time of uncertainty, however, it’s important to find that work-life balance and stay positive. Here’s a few things you can do:
As tempting as it is to sit in our pyjamas all day, that isn’t going to help our productivity levels. Get up, get showered and put some comfy lounge clothes on instead.
Set yourself the hours you’re going to spend doing work and decide what time you’re going to have your break each day.
Plan what you’re going to do at the start of each week, making to-do lists, and tick things off as you go.
Set up a quiet area in your home which is purely for work. If you have downtime in the evening in your living room, maybe try to avoid working in here all day. Keep your work space clean and tidy, and free of clutter.
Maintaining that work-life balance is even more important when working from home.
It’s easy to get distracted, spending the day procrastinating and watching Netflix instead of doing work. Try setting a timer for 60 minutes on your phone and then having a ten minute break.
Put your phone in a drawer so you aren’t tempted to go on it, and during your ten minute break get up from your study space, have a scroll through social media and then get back to work. You can repeat this to stay productive throughout the day!
Do Something You Love
Working from home can have an impact on both our physical and mental health. It’s important to get out (if you can), get some fresh air and spend time doing something you love, whether that be baking, reading or a quick workout.
This blog was written by Zoe, a second year Biomedical Student at Cardiff
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