After weeks of lockdown, the novelty of working from home has worn off for many. Finding ways to stay motivated and focused, whilst also having space to relax and wind-down can be a difficult balance to achieve. To help, One4all has shared some top tips for those whose living rooms have transformed into their office space.
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Stay Positive and Organised
With such drastic changes to our day-to-day life, it’s easy to find yourself lacking structure and feeling disorganised. A daily planner that allows you to easily and effectively map out your jobs and objectives for the day is a great solution to this. What’s more, a planner which also includes sections for journalling and mood tracking, such as The Positive Planner from Waterstones, gives you time to connect with your inner self and is a great way to stay positive and mindful.
A strong cup of coffee may well be a must-have every morning, but don’t forget to enjoy a nice cup of tea too! Taking five minutes away from your desk on a hectic day working from home can do wonders for your productivity and general mood, and what better way to spend this quick break than with a cup of soothing tea? Treat yourself and try something new with this Whittard Tea Discovery Collection, with delicious options such as Jasmine, English Rose, and Marrakech Mint to choose from.
Whittard Tea Discovery Collection, £25 from John Lewis
Find your Comfort Clothes
For those used to office life and workwear, the transition to working from home is quite a drastic one, especially for your outfit choices. When it comes to the clothes you wear, take some time to find what you feel comfortable in, as well as what helps you get in the right frame of mind for work. Whether that’s pyjamas, cosy jumpers, or formal blouses, wear what is right for you and maybe even treat yourself to a few new pieces for your work-from-home wardrobe!
It can be difficult to keep your work and home life separate, and even more so when they occur in the same place! It’s important to create a space in your home where you can leave work behind and give yourself somewhere to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Decorate your quiet space with some candles, house plants and fairy lights, and get cosy while listening to some relaxing music or watching your favourite show to get some much-needed down time at the end of the day.
Staying focused throughout the day is challenging, especially without the stimulation of an office space or interactions with your colleagues. Snacking is a great way to boost your energy throughout the day, and who doesn’t love a tasty treat at home when so many of our favourite coffee shops and food outlets are closed? While your favourite sweet snacks may be tempting, why not try finding a healthy alternative to enjoy when working from home, such as these delicious protein cookies.
Protein Cookie Selection, from £19.99 from My Protein
Let us know how you’re staying focused at home using the hashtag #One4allTips with the handle @One4allUK on Facebook and @One4allGiftUK on Twitter.