Charlotte FieldsMarch 26th
2020

Recently, we've found ourselves stuck in our homes for weeks on end, and the reality is, we don't know how long this is going to last for.

Up and down the country, people are creating make-shift workspaces, bringing their desk chairs from their retrospective offices and cables are piled on peoples kitchen tables where dining once took place.

While waking up a little later and wearing no pants while you're on a video-call with your boss or teacher is great, the distraction around you is hard to turn away from.

TOTUM HQ has been working from home for the past few weeks now, so we'd like to think we've got some top tips to give you to get the most from working at home.

1 - Get dressed as you normally would.

Staying in your PJ's may seem like a good idea, but in actual fact it doesn't set you up mentally for the day. Mentality is half the battle and if you're still thinking about comfort of your bed chances are you won't work as hard.

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2 - Find a designated working space.

If you can, try and move out of your bedroom. Try use a desk and create a zen space and decorate it with. Plants are always the perfect things to brighten up any green space. With this £12.95 purchase, you'll get three delivered to you.

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3 - Set your office hours

Believe me, it can be easy to forget to take a lunch break or any breaks when you're sat at home. When you don't have work pals around to make a tea or coffee with, it's super easy for the day to run away from you. At the end of the day, make sure you're packed up by a given time too, or you could find yourself still sat there waaay past the usual closing time.

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4- Make lists

Having a to-do list can stop you from getting side tracked. Ticking things off a list is also incredibly satisfying. At the end of the day you can see what you've really accomplished and either give yourself a pat on the back or CHECK YO'SELF!

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5 - Communicate with others

You can go a little stir crazy from not talking to anybody all day. Talking to an actual human rather over video message or a phone call is way beter than over instant messaging. You could even make it part of your morning routine to chat with a friend or colleauge about your day ahead, or even chat about the show you watched on Netflix last night!

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6- Try to go outside

On your lunch break - or even on a quick 10 minute break - go outside. I've said it once and I'll say it again, staying inside for days on end is not good for your mental health. Breathe in the fresh air, soak up a little bit of vitamin D and enjoy it.

If there is a patch of grass that is dying to be sat on, with this extra large towel, you can rest for 10 minutes while you recuperate from all that hard work you're doing.

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