Caring for yourself whilst working from home

Working from home is our norm here at Tyck, but we know it can be hard. Here are some tips from our Virtual Assistants.

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Working from home is our norm here at Tyck. As virtual and freelance Executive Assistants, our home office is our haven. However during Covid-19, companies have had to adapt to allow more people to work from home than ever before. 

After such an unsettling time we feel that self-care is more important than ever, so here are some of our top tips to ensure you are looking after yourself while working from home.

Stick to a routine

Try and stick to a rough routine, making sure you tweak it to work for you. In these ever-changing times we need to be as flexible as ever, but there is no doubt that structure to your day will help to keep you focused and provide some consistency to your week.

Make time for breaks

It’s important to take a break- put the kettle on, have a snack, go and water the plants – whatever it may be. Schedule a couple of 15-minute breaks into your daily routine.

Dress to impress

It’s very unlikely that you would wear your pyjamas when heading into the officeand this shouldn’t really differ just because you are at home. You will feel much more energised if you get up and dressed at the start of your day – but let’s face it, no one will know if you have your favourite pair of novelty slippers on under your desk.

Get domestic tasks done first

It’s easy to get distracted by the ever-increasing pile of washing to be done. Take advantage of being at home and catch up on household tasks that you otherwise find it difficult to make time for. Our top tip would be to try and get these done before you start your working day or even during your breaks.

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is good for you and popping to the kitchen to top up your water bottle or put the kettle on can give you a welcome breather. A quick break from the laptop screen and a leg stretch will do you a lot of good throughout the day, not to mention keep you hydrated!

Don’t fight it

We all have those times where we feel we are not achieving anything, so if you find that a bout of unproductivity hits, don’t fight it. We are human after all. We would recommend taking a break, step outside, or perhaps even change rooms if you have the opportunity to. You’ll be back to your normal motivated self in no time.

Stay warm, cosy, and comfortable

We truly do mean it when we say our home office is our haven – and yours can be too. Try and create a space that is comfortable and suited to you. If you like background noise, put the radio on; if peace and serenity is more your style, light a scented candle, or add some of your favourite flowers to brighten up the space. 

Perhaps you work from home and have some useful tips to share? f you have an idea to help people transition from the office to home we would love to hear from you.. To keep up to date with everything going on at Tyck,  connect with us on LinkedIn or book a consultation to get some extra help.