We have been working in the home office for several weeks now. What is a dream for one person, is difficult to bear for another. The spatial distance to the habitat and to the family is missing or one starts to get too comfortable. Therefore, we have thought a little bit about what you can do to make your home office and work as pleasant and productive as possible, or even the time before or after work.
#1 maintain rituals
When you go to work, do you usually shower and have breakfast and dress appropriately for the office? Then keep doing that. Sweatpants may be comfortable, but that’s exactly what sweatpants are all about – comfort. And you don’t want to fall asleep in the middle of a meeting.
#2 take breaks, get some fresh air
Especially because the office atmosphere is missing, people tend to sit in front of the computer. But short walks and fresh air are important. They are also suitable for airing out. On the way, you could make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, for example.
#3 you are what you eat
The canteen is no longer necessary, you are now responsible for preparing your own food. What many people associate with effort and extra work can also be a blessing. How often have you seen recipes and thought “I’d like to try that too” and then it just stayed with the thought. Now the time has finally come to try it out. What you save in travel time can now be put into the preparation of food. And reheated food sometimes even tastes better than fresh. Of course the ready meal is a good choice, but homemade is still the best!
What the food is all about, you can expect a few tips from us, both here in our blog and on our Instagram channel. Look forward to Dinner for OneTeam!
#4 time for new things
As already mentioned at dinner, it is now more than ever possible to try out new things. Yoga? It’s supposed to be relaxing, give it a try. Weight training? You don’t need to go to the gym anyway, and there are no gawpers at home, but you can get the music you want. Grandma always knitted the warmest socks? Learn to knit and do it like her. Time to be creative!
#5 do sports
Movement is important, clearly. Especially for us in Weikersheim and the surrounding area, it is very easy to get to the countryside quickly and choose routes where you don’t meet too many people. If you have similar opportunities, then use them. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the faster jogging or just a short walk.
#6 keep on track
As you can read in the other tips, a lot is about being self-disciplined and not lapsing into complacency. But it also means keeping your workplace tidy. If you do that, there are bound to be a few cupboards that you could clean out. Or it might bring a breath of fresh air into the apartment when the furniture is rearranged. Whatever you’re up to, write it down and keep a to-do list. That way, you can keep track of what you’re up to and what you’ve already done.
We’ve also posted a highlight video on our Instagram channel, where you can relive our tips in moving pictures and with background music.