Emotional Wellbeing


Mandy Kloppers

Working From Home Today? Here’s 5 Things to Get You Out of Bed

Many of us are adapting to a new way of life when it comes to our day to day work life. The sudden change from working in an office to working from home can cause disruption to our routine, which can be difficult to gain back. Being gentle, kind and caring to ourselves from the outset is the ideal way to re-establish a new healthy routine as a homeworker. When you’re trying to be productive it’s very important to create an environment that inspires you, otherwise it can be very difficult to get on track with your working day. If you’ve been struggling to get out of bed and start your day recently, here are five things to help you regain your structure.


  • A Beautiful Home Office


There is nothing quite like starting your day in a beautiful home office that allows you to feel comfortable and inspired all at the same time. Having a dedicated home office will help you to adjust to the cycle of working from home. Similarly, it’s important to equip yourself with the right furniture and technology so that you can work effectively. You may want to look into an ergonomic chair so that you can safely and comfortably sit at your desk. Once you have all of these elements in place you will soon look forward to turning on your computer for the day.


  • A Morning Routine


Getting into a routine in the morning can help you to look forward to the day ahead. Whether you write down your daily gratitudes or enjoy a morning walk whilst you pick up your latte, there are little things you can do everyday which make a big difference.


  • A Healthy Breakfast


Starting your day with a nutritional breakfast will bring you a full day of success. Eggs, wholemeal toast or porridge will set you up in the best possible way and will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Make sure you fill up your fridge with all of the ingredients you need so you are well prepared for your delicious breakfast in the morning.


  • A Pre-Planned To Do List


Writing down your to-do list before your working day can help you to feel clear headed and well prepared for your day ahead. Many people have issues sleeping because they’re worried about their workload; when you take the time to write down your checklist for the upcoming day, you will feel much calmer about working from home.


  • Gentle Exercise


When you take the time to exercise in the morning it can set you up for a successful day. Endorphins are produced when you exercise, which allows you to feel revitalised every time you work out.


With these five ideas in mind, your morning routine will feel exciting, refreshing and inspiring so that you can start your working day with enthusiasm every day. It’s important to be kind to yourself, and allow yourself time to adapt to these changes. As soon as you start establishing your new routine, you will feel at peace with your working from home schedule.

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