COVID-19: How to adapt to working from home

COVID-19: How to adapt to working from home
Urban EditorialMarch 16, 2020

With the rise of companies encouraging employees to Work From Home (WFH) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, Social Garden's Director of Education, Alice Nuttall shares some insightful advice to boost the health and wellbeing of people who are planning to work remotely.

COVID-19: How to adapt to working from home

Here are some initiatives I have been thinking about to turn this time Working From Home (WFH) into a positive experience that enforces long-term sustainable change: 

1. Plan an experimental meal using ingredients pre-existing in your fridge and pantry (this is a chance for you to be creative and avoid food waste).

2. Think of a happy memory with a friend/family member and give them a call (laugh and smile as much as you can).

3. Organise your wardrobe - get out the ironing board and listen to your favourite podcast (it's a form of meditation for me).

4. Take care of your plants and start gardening. You could even start growing your own fresh produce to complement your purchased items.

5. Challenge yourself and get fit. Set yourself a goal, and see if you can do 100 burpees by the end of the week!

6. Go for a walk and connect with other members of your community who are also out and about - a smile or a simple hello is always nice (just remember, no handshakes).

7. Limit mobile use to speaking with colleagues and clients to reduce the urge to go down the "www rabbit hole".

8. Use this time as an opportunity to up-skill. Learn and build on those skills/talents/hobbies you have always wanted to develop, but haven't had the chance to.

9. Finally, focus on staying connected (with yourself especially, take note of what your body and mind are telling you).

Have tips for making working from home productive and enjoyable? Let us know in the comments.

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