Working from home during the Coronavirus outbreak

NTWRK
The Company
20 April 2020

Working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic means being productive while maintaining a work-life balance and attending to mental and physical health. Here are some of our tips:

Working from home productively during the Coronavirus outbreak

Working from home? Four tips for staying productive: 

  • Create “work” triggers for your brain | Set a designated workspace to replicate your desk at the office 
  • Have a to-do list | Write out your list covering both small tasks and long-term goals 
  • Make a schedule for everything | Your routine should take care of both work and non-work commitments 
  • Create a process for collaboration | Use email, chat apps and videoconferencing tools 

6 tips for better video calls when working from home:

  • Choose the right environment that’s well lit and quiet 
  • Turn on captions so you don’t miss anything important 
  • Share only what you’re presenting rather than the entire screen 
  • Change the screen layout to focus on the people in the call 

 

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Self-care during the Coronavirus outbreak

Maintain work-life balance when working from home in the following ways:

  • Be realistic about what can be achieved 
  • Keep the hours you work in check 
  • Find time to switch off from technology 
  • Maintain interests outside work  

Here are also 10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus, including: 

  • Make a homemade meal 
  • Watch or read something uplifting 
  • Make a playlist (or two) 
  • Learn something new 
  • Reach out to friends
  • If you need to, don’t be afraid to get professional support 

Mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Here are some basic pointers for how to look after your mental health when working from home: 

  • Keep a routine 
  • Establish ground rules
  • Create pockets of certainty 
  • Maintain your usual coping strategies 

See also: Ways to look after your mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic 

Physical health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Research shows that staying active can help to  

  • Lift your mood  
  • Increase your energy levels 
  • Improve your sleeping patterns

A few simple ways for how to stay active during a pandemic include:

  • Going for a walk 
  • Doing some gardening 
  • Doing chores around the house 

There are also basic workouts which you can easily do at home: 

  • Jumping jacks 
  • Sit ups 
  • Push ups 
  • Squats 
  • Wall sits 
  • Chair dips 

See also: A guide to the best workout apps to keep you moving at home 

Stay tuned next for our tips on how brands and businesses can manage the Coronavirus pandemic. Till then, stay home and stay safe. 

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