Transitioning to working from home.
The world is an uncertain place right now, and most of us goddesses are experiencing serious upheaval in our day-to-day routines. Many of us fortunate enough to still be working are making a change that’s long been dubbed “the way of the future”: working by distance.
Pictured here: Kim & Jade, DIOSAs working from home.
But before we dive into the wonderful world that is remote work, it’s important to let you know that we at DIOSA hope you’re healthy and safe. If physical distancing is taxing on you and your mental health, please remember that you’re doing the right thing, and we’re all in this together.
Alright, so you’re making the transition to working remotely. Some of you may be excited by the prospect of a new flexible lifestyle while some of you may be nervous that your productivity is dependent on an office atmosphere. In either case, this transition will likely not be the easiest.
If you’re dependent on that morning commute to get you in the zone, or if staying in your pyjamas all day is hindering your productivity, you’re not alone. Parents have the added workload of tending to their children's needs and education.
And on top of the shift to working from home, the daily news about this pandemic takes its mental toll which is not helping our productivity.
While making this transition, there will undoubtedly be days where you feel like you’ve got nothing done. Days where work simply seems unimportant in the grand scheme of things. What’s most important to remember though, is that this is okay.
It is okay not to feel your most constructive in the middle of a global pandemic; it is okay to feel jaded and unproductive. Go easy on yourself.
As a company that’s had the privilege of working remotely since its inception, the team over at DIOSA brainstormed tips and tricks we thought may prove helpful to you during this shift.
Pictured here: Leanne & Christina, DIOSAs working from home.
So without further ado, here’s our top list of ways to stay productive, healthy and sane while working from home:
Get ready for the day as if you’re headed for the office.
We’ll admit, this can feel silly at first and the temptation to stay in your pj’s all day is strong. If you typically wear more formal clothing to work, we’re not saying you have to put on a pantsuit to sit at your living room table all day, but a little prep goes a long way. The most important aspect is to keep your morning routine the same as much as possible. Get up at the same time, brush your teeth after breakfast, make yourself feel presentable (even if that includes a sweater and leggings- we won’t tell) and prepare yourself to start work the same time you would as if you were headed to the office.
Set up well-defined boundaries with other members of your household.
Break up the day.
Get fresh air.
Try and have fun with it.
Working remotely can be an amazing opportunity to balance your work and home life, but finding that balance can be a real struggle. It’s important that you give yourself some wiggle room while you navigate this new workplace landscape while juggling the madness in the world.
Relax, breathe, you’ve got this!