- It is important to determine a separate space at home, dedicated solely for focusing and work. Technical and physical isolation helps us mentally to „get out” of work. With a small amount of space at home this can simply be a desk fenced off with a screen, with which we visually and tightly separate the workplace.
The key to work hygiene consists in the regularity of breaks. The break rule is 10 min/1h.
It is worth to take advantage of the short break – for breathing exercises, playing with the dog, interactions with household members, exercises, yoga, going out to the balcony, looking into the distance.
It is important to take care of, for example, breaks between meetings, avoid and assertively disagree to meetings taking place one by one – and avoid „relaxing” on social media.
- Going out
It is worth motivating oneself each day to leave the house – even for 30 minutes. Nothing refreshes as much as fresh air, a friendly park, outdoor exercises, or playing with the dog. It is worth writing it down in the calendar and setting a reminder on the phone, which will be a signal to go out. The significance of going out is similar to an important meeting. It is worth to assertively take care of this space during the day.
Organize working time together with household members
In a shared space, it is worth establishing the division and interchangeability of duties: whether it is childcare; or the interchangeability of time be meet online.
An entire day at home constitutes a great motivator to plan relax outside of it.
An evening walk in the park, going to the cinema, restaurant, or training. It is also worth to plan relax/holiday in order to have the perspective of a point when we can slow down and recharge the batteries for a longer period of time.
Paintings, works of art, custom and personally significant photos
At is also worth taking care of the aesthetics and atmosphere of our space.
Decorative elements that create a friendly atmosphere will have a positive impact on our mood.
Paintings, works of art, custom and personally significant photos with loved ones – will help to take our mind of the computer and focus our attention on pleasant emotions or invite us to take a break.
A beautiful image on the wall, noticeable during an online meeting, may constitute a great starting point for small talk and beginning a business conversation.