Working from home is an art... and like any art form, it’s not to everyone’s taste.
Being based within your own four walls, with no colleagues for company, no dress code to adhere to, and no imposed structure to your day, is enough to throw even the most adaptable of us off-kilter.
This, however, is the new normal that many of us are now faced with.
It’s raising some very important questions as to how to remain productive (and happy) in the absence of all that defines our working persona... and our very identity, for that matter.
Logging into emails in our PJs might be fun for a day, but what happens when the novelty fades, the isolation sets in and the silence makes even the noise of your most annoying coworker seem appealing?
Home working is not easy, but so long as social-distancing remains the mission statement of the nation, we’re united in the common goal of embracing solitude, and the challenges that come with it.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of the lesser talked about tips on home working happiness... which by all accounts is probably more important than productivity.
At a time when FEELING ok is (arguably) more important than ticks on a to-do list, any small nod to self care should never be overlooked or underestimated.
These tweaks and token efforts will help to limit the cabin fever, loneliness and anxiety that comes with social distancing. They will also help to maintain a sense of self and positivity whilst endeavouring to weather the COVID-19 storm.