Developing a successful work-from-home routine isn’t easy. Here’s some advice to give you a head start
1 Your ideal morning routine
Rise and shine with our five rituals to boost your energy in the morning. We researched the five best practices for morning routines to set you up for a successful day ahead: from proper self-care to Mark Twain’s “eat the frog” analogy.
2 The best design for your home office
Did you know we spend an average of 90,000 hours of our lives working? For most of us, this means seated at a desk and in front of a computer. With work-from-home policies in place, now is the best time to spruce up your workspace for a safer, healthier, and more comfortable environment. To help you, we’ve put together expert tips on how to design your desk using ergonomics for your office space. Say goodbye to sore wrists and back aches and hello to comfort.
3 The wonder of microbreaks
Your schedule shows a full day of zoom meetings in the morning, emails in the afternoon, family mealtime at lunch, followed by a seemingly endless to-do list. Research has shown that taking short and purposeful breaks can help you stay productive throughout the day. Have a look at our ideas for five healthy micro-breaks to increase your focus to conserve energy and tackle everything on your to-do list.
4 Stress management remedies
As the late afternoon rolls around, it’s normal to feel digital fatigue and mental exhaustion. Recent studies show remote working has extended the average workday 48.5 minutes, due to the lack of controlling factors such as commute time, and the blurring of lines between when work ends and personal life begins. Our tips on managing the stress of remote working include practical guidance from Laurence Duretz, an executive coach who specialises in wellbeing.
5 Unplug for a full night’s rest
At the end of the workday, remember to power down your laptop, step away from your desk, and unplug for the evening. Relax with a good book or cup of herbal tea to give your mind and body a well-deserved break. Discover the secrets to a good night’s sleep in our five ways to fall asleep faster and sleep better. If you have children, follow our calming bedtime activities for kids. Sweet dreams and good night!