Working from home – finding the right balance

As our daily life continues to be significantly affected by the global pandemic, working from home has become the norm for many.

And while working from home has had many benefits, removing the daily commute and gifting back valuable time, it can also be difficult to switch off.

Finding ways to get the most of this new way of working and living, even now we are out of lockdown will help us all.

The Staff Partnership Group set out to find out how staff were coping, inviting them to share top tips and experiences of what keeps them on track on a daily basis.

Advice from members of the Nursing and Quality team, who kindly shared their experiences, included:

  • Making sure you book lunch into your diary every day
  • Eating your lunch away from where you work – even if it’s just for 15 minutes
  • Turning your computer off and packing away your work items each day
  • Creating a fake commute – head out of the door in your coat and take a walk around the block and do that again at the end of the day
  • Making sure you take a walk at lunchtime – even if it’s short

Upsides of working from home included being available for family members before and after work, but being able to also now slot one day a week back in the office had also brought in a much needed dose of normality.

Do you have any top tips on working from home you would like to share? If so, get in touch with the Comms team.

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