With the world battling against the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, many of us have to practice #socialdistancing by staying at home and working from home. We all know that it's the most effective way to flatten the outbreak curve and eventually end the spread of the virus. After being stuck at home for weeks, you might understandably feel bored and losing your motivation to work from home. Don't give up! Check out this 10 tips from SweetEscape on how to optimize your time working from home during this quarantine season.
It’s tempting to wake up late because you don’t have to make time to commute to your workplace, but waking up early is good to make you feel fresh and ready for all your activities at home throughout the day!
Even when working from home, there’s no reason to abandon your morning glam routine! Take a shower, brush your teeth, dress up properly and still put on a simple make up to make sure that you don’t feel lethargic. You don't have to go out to look good, do you?
With some spare time at your disposal because you don’t have to commute, it’s good to start some morning sports to keep yourselves healthy! Do simple stretches at home, take a morning walk around your residential area or jog around your block to soak in some sunray and breath in some fresh air; both are essential to keep you healthy. Don't go too far though! Remember we need to keep #socialdistancing.
There’s no reason for you not to have a proper breakfast while working at home. There are lots of simple and healthy breakfast recipes online you can try now that you have the time. Fuel your day with some healthy food in the morning, and get ready to conquer the day at home.
One of the biggest challenges of working from home is the temptation to just slack off and working from your laptop on your bed. Do not do that! You might get sleepy and lose your energy very quickly. Sit up on a proper table, preferably outside your bedroom, and start working like a champ.
Drink lots of water! Good news: The toilet is near and you don’t have to share it with others!
While you might be tempted to stockpile lots of snacks for your work from home period, try reduce your craving while at home. Some of our team members in SweetEscape have proven that working from home reduces their cravings for snacks; maybe because there’s no one else to share the snack with!
It is something to be thankful for that we’re forced to work from home in a time when there are so many ways to stay connected with your co-workers! Applications such as Zoom, Google Hangout, and Skype are available for us to have conference calls and online meetings seamlessly without having to go out of our residences. Don’t forget to turn on your camera too! It will make you feel more compelled to stay focus and undistracted during the online meetings.
Without the usual office hours, we might feel confused on how to balance our life. Set a strict schedule on when to work and when to stop, so you’d still have some quality time to spend with your housemates or family members after that.
Every once in a while during your working hour, take a short break: Play with your kids or pets, check on your social media, or watch a video on YouTube. It will help fight boredom and make you stay focused and energized to do your work.
Don't let this quarantine season bring you down! We're all in this together, and we can still stay productive while working from home. Stay safe and healthy, and before we know it, we'd be capturing your moments perfectly again when all of this is over.