How To Avoid Work From Home Fatigue

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19 Aug 2020

2020 has been a roller coaster for everyone, and it’s forced all of us to make a lot of changes we might not have been prepared for. For Piccolo PR it involved paying it forward by providing small businesses with free PR advice and services during this challenging time.

That being said, there has been an acceleration of the shift to working from home, and this significant change in the work pattern has brought along its own set of advantages and disadvantages to workers in all sectors including those of us in Digital Marketing and Public Relations. According to a survey conducted by Airtasker in 2019, working from home actually leads to more productivity and healthier lifestyles but what’s the consensus during this uncertain time?

Whether you have a business and need to keep your staff motivated, or are an employee who needs a social connection to stay enthusiastic towards your work, burnout is not uncommon and many people undergo mental and emotional stress leading to lower productivity and concentration levels. Check out our other blog about “Adding Wellness Into The Workplace” for some other great tips on how you can change your work environment for productivity. Here are some of our top tips to help you stay motivated while working from home.

  • Take breaks – Stay relaxed, remain in focus, and charged by taking ‘brain breaks’ at regular intervals throughout the day. Fresh air will improve your circulation, align your thoughts, and boost energy levels.
  • Eat healthy and nutritious food – pack your day with vitamins and minerals which will work as mood stabilizers. Insist on a lunch of fresh fruits and vegetables, and food rich in protein. A stomach full of nutritious food will lead to better productivity.
  • Exercise – Introduce yoga, walking, light running, and meditation into your daily routine. Healthy body, healthy mind.
  • A daily dose of sunshine It is scientifically proven that sunlight acts as a mood booster. By stepping out in the sun, this will help release serotonin, a hormone associated with positive
  • Stick to a schedule – Working from home can make it very easy to redefine your normal work hours. To prevent being unproductive and working well into the evening, mirror your office schedule, remain productive, and clock out at your normal hours of operation.
  • Be in touch with family & friends – Working from home can be isolating at times. Use tools and technology to remain connected with your family and loved ones.

Stay safe, smile, and remain strong. We’re all in this together.