If your office has moved to your home, then this needn’t mean spending days lounging around in your pyjamas and visiting your fridge every five minutes. Sticking to a routine will help you to get the most out of your day and maintain your motivation.
- Get a good night’s sleep: Try to get a full eight hours of sleep to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. This will aid concentration and your skin will thank you for it; no one needs to see eye bags on video calls! Set your alarm for the same time each day to maintain your body’s usual rhythm.
- Take care of yourself: Sticking to your skincare regime is a simple but important task that will set you in good form for the rest of your day. Why not use the time you’d usually spend commuting to practice some selfcare? If you usually skip a serum or save face masks for the weekend, now is the perfect time to incorporate them into your daily regime and see the benefits! Self care comes in many shapes and sizes, make the time that suits you no matter what it is you are doing. Being alone is also a form of self care, remember that.
- Try something new: a new hobby, learning a new language, reading the book you always wanted. Now that we have the luxury of time, make the most out of it.
- Stay hydrated: Moving from an air-conditioned office to a stuffy home can wreak havoc with your mind as well as your skin. Staying hydrated is key to keeping focused, so make sure you have a water bottle with you at all times and try not to overindulge on coffee; it’s important to keep your energy levels consistent throughout the day.
- Don’t dry out: Your home environment might be very different from your office – aim for a temperature of around 20 degrees, which should keep you warm without drying out your skin. Open a window occasionally to improve ventilation (which will also prevent you lagging throughout the day).
- Dress for success: Wake up and get dressed, if it means jsut going to your work office in the kitchen or living room. Dressing for the day in your home office will help to put you in the mental frame for a productive day and mindset.
- Let your skin breathe: Working from home is a great time to embrace a bare face and to go make up free! This is also a good time to do two things at once like treating yourself to a quick face mask (something you can’t get away with in the office!). FOREO’s UFO2 device can help you do just this in 90 seconds, so you can get that natural glow and get back to it ASA
8. Don’t forget SPF: You may be spending less time outside, but this is not an excuse to skip the SPF. The weather is getting hotter and summer is here before we know it. Your skin is still exposed to UV rays which penetrate glass windows. If you’re taking a midday walk, make sure to top up on your SPF to prevent skin damage.
9.Find your angle: Being at home doesn’t mean you can’t see your colleagues – video call them, its a great way to stay connected. Set the scene by choosing the best lighting and angles; sit facing towards natural light or turn on a lamp for a warmer glow – and don’t forget your background! Keep this free of mess and distractions.
10. Know when to stop: Just as you have a set time to start working, you also need to stop at a designated time to be with your children – otherwise it’s all too easy to work late into the evening regularly. Drawing that distinction between work life and personal life is key to maintaining your productivity for the following day.
How have you been managing with working from home? To all the parents, you can’t work, parent and teach your children all at the same time in the same day. It is impossible! Each of those things is a full time job. Just take it day by day and lower your expectations and those of your children too. Do not believe what you see on social media, no one has got this, but we all do out best and thats what matters the most. Remember that by taking care of yourself, you are able to take care of others. It all starts from within.