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How to keep well and be productive while working from home

As many of the team at Keane McDonald have always had the option to work remotely, we asked for their top tips for those who are new to working from home. All of the team were keen to stress that the situation that we have now been faced with is completely different from the norm of working from home. Never before did teaching children while trying to simultaneously work come into the equation along with other pressures that people are under. The following are our Top Tips which may help to keep you productive and well while working from home.


  1. Set a Schedule

It is so important to set a schedule for your working day. You may either have set office hours that need to be continued as normal or you may have flexibility with what time you start/finish, whichever it is, make sure that you work your designated hours and then stop. Your brain needs time to rest.


  1. Motivation

It can be difficult to motivate yourself when you work from home so it is important to set realistic goals for each day. They can be small, such as making sure you make all your scheduled calls or big, such as putting together a business plan by the end of the month. Motivation pushes you towards your goal and helps you feel a sense of achievement at the end of the day.


  1. Five Minute Breaks

Take time out to grab a coffee or go outside and breathe in some fresh air for 5 minutes. A rested mind works more efficiently. 


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Take a Break


  1. Keep in Touch

Remote working can sometimes lead to a feeling of isolation, but even more so now with the situation that is unfolding every day. Keep in contact with your team, even it is for a friendly chat. Communication is key at all levels.


  1. Disconnect

When you have worked your designated hours – Disconnect. Pressure can sometimes be felt to prove you are working as efficiently as you would if you were in the office. This is usually a self-imposed pressure.  You do not need to be online 24/7. When you have finished work, log off to relax and unwind.


  1. Sleep

Be mindful of sleep. Stress and change can alter your sleeping patterns. Sticking to a routine at night during the working week can help with this. Sleep is so important to your health.