Me: I’m done with work, I’m going home.
Also Me: I work from home.
But giggles aside, I hope you my friends are safe. We will get through this health crisis together!
So the other day our governor issued a statewide “stay home” mandate which takes effect Wednesday up to the end of April. But even before this announcement, the med spa where I devote most of my time (I manage two clinics) already stopped taking new appointments since aesthetic procedures are non-essential, both from the business and medical perspective. Oh I’m going to miss the action, my patients especially! Am I going to keep my sanity while locked down at home? How am I going to keep my mind preoccupied and my body up and about? So before I went home last Monday, I made sure I have all the documents I need, passwords for log-in, list of things to do, etc. so I can be productive at the very least.
But I am not new to working from home. In fact, I did it for two years (between 2009-2011, I made jewelries and sold them online and in craft fairs). The only difference is that I worked for myself then so I control my hours. Now it’s a different ballgame. I mirror my usual work hours, we still have our daily meetings albeit virtually, and communicate constantly.
With that said, I am happy to share some how-to-work-from-home tips to keep you motivated and balanced during a lockdown.
Don’t break your usual routine. Quarantine or Lockdown is not a vacation. Wake up the same time, get ready the same time. You’re still employed, you just happen to work from home at the moment.
Dress comfortably but still decent. If you’re seeing clients virtually, it’s but proper to look presentable.
Take in between breaks and stretch. There are several desk exercises you can do, just like when you’re in the office. 5 Minutes of simple exercise stimulate your mind and body.
No-disturb room. With kids also at home, this is pretty tricky but you have to create a space entirely your own so you can focus and accomplish deliverables.
Keep your work space tidy. This is pretty explanatory but a clean and organized space allow you to work seamlessly.
Do you have any other tips you want to add? comment below! Stay safe. Eat healthy!
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