Many of us have started working from home since the pandemic began, and a lot of workplaces have made the decision to keep staff working from home or implement a flexible working pattern to avoid too many people in the office at once.
Working from home can bring its own challenges at times; distractions, loneliness, finding the most comfortable place to sit, the list goes on. But this doesn’t have to be the case, here are our top tips for making the most of home working and being as productive as possible.
It’s important to find a quiet and calm space to base yourself when working from home to avoid distractions. If you have a home office this is perfect as it separates work from the rest of the home as it’s important to relax after a busy day; this may be difficult to do if every room is associated with work. If you don’t have a dedicated room then try setting up in the kitchen, this way the living room is saved for leisure time in the evenings. The kitchen may be a more uplifting place and it may be easier to concentrate in this room as opposed to the living room where the temptation to turn on the TV and snuggle up on the sofa may be all too tempting!
It’s important to be comfortable when working from home, in the office you probably have an ergonomic chair which is designed to support your back and help maintain a good posture. At home you may be confined to the dining table or a less supportive chair which can result in back pain over time. Using a sheepskin cushion behind your back can make any chair instantly more comfortable, the well thought out design of all of our cushions support you in the right places and the incredible properties of sheepskin can help to relieve aches and pains.
Catch up with colleagues
It’s no secret that working from home can be lonely at times, especially if your partner or other people you live with are out all day. It’s essential to have regular contact with your colleagues and workplace friends, a lot of companies use online chat platforms that allow for instant messaging and video calls which makes staying in touch a lot easier.
Getting out of the house and enjoying some fresh air is absolutely essential. Taking a walk, if you can, during your lunch break to blow away the cobwebs is a great way to get your daily dose! Not only does fresh air make you feel great in general, but it can also boost your mood and help your concentration, perfect for the rest of the working day! Even a walk after work can help you feel refreshed and ready to start winding down for the evening.
A pair of slippers
Last but not least, one of our favourite working from home essentials are of course, a pair of fluffy sheepskin slippers. Whichever pair you choose, your feet will feel as if they are being hugged! Who says working from home doesn’t have to be cosy?! Slipping on an extra fluffy pair of slippers with your loungewear or whatever you choose to wear at home can make you feel a bit more ‘put together’ and ready to take on the day.