General Tips for Working From Home

In Blog, Jobs by Denis Naughten

The Citizens Information have summarised general tips to help you look after your health and well-being while working from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic. Try to:

  • Stick to your normal routine as much as possible, starting your day as you normally would: shower, getting dressed and eating breakfast.
  • Keep times for lunch, dinner as close to normal as you can.
  • When taking breaks resist the temptation to just go and make a coffee and come back to your workspace. Make the effort to go into another room or out to the garden, if you have one.
  • Log off for your lunch break.
  • If your partner is also working from home, arrange to have breaks together in another room or in the garden, if you have one.
  • Give your eyes a break, for 5 to 10 minutes every hour. Get up, move around and take your eyes off the screen.
  • Try to limit your social and news media intake.
  • Exercise, stretch and go out for a walk if possible.
  • Make sure you rest and get a good night’s sleep.
  • Restrict the amount of alcohol you consume during the week to help you stay focused.
  • Eat healthy foods even though as it is tempting to increase your intake of snack foods.
  • Do take annual leave even if your travel plans have been cancelled, it may help to take even a portion of the leave planned so you can concentrate on your own health and wellbeing.
  • Keep in touch with your colleagues, pick up the phone or video call colleagues that you would usually spend breaks or lunchtime with and chat to them for a few minutes.

Read the FULL Citizens Information article here.