Fancy a few hours back in your day?

by Jayne Shufflebotham in Lowton, England, United Kingdom

Fancy a few hours back in your day?

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Working from home is my normal but it can be difficult for some businesses to fully understand how to make it work for them. I can help.

by Jayne Shufflebotham in Lowton, England, United Kingdom

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for  millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Together we can help them. 

Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell their meals, events, hotel bookings etc. for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date.

Until recently just 2% of people worked from home. In recent days that has risen to 4% and is expected to rise sharply over coming days and weeks. Working from home is my "normal" but it's not for everyone, so here are some of our tops tips for structuring your day so that you are almost business as usual

Routine
It can be very easy to merge home and work life, but this could be a mistake. Get up at the same time, keep to your morning routine, and instead of leaving the house, you sit at your computer. Some people even find that being in work clothes instead of the often written about pyjamas can help the mind differentiate between home and work life.

Take breaks
You can use a timer such as a Pomorodo Timer, to ensure that every ½ hour or an hour you take a break. Go into the garden, get some fresh air, make a cup of coffee, whatever you need.

Keep in contact
One of the great things about going into work are the people. Talking about what is going on, who saw what on television, etc is vitally important to us all and yet this is the first thing that goes with working from home. Set up a virtual team. This could be in the form of a private Facebook Group, or software such as Slack. Zoom can be used for visual meetings. You could start the day with a video meeting, and then continue with group messaging throughout the day.

If you want to test out video calling using Zoom or even just WhatsApp, let me know. I'd be very pleased to help. Contact me on email on pinkjayne@pink-spaghetti.co.uk and let's have a virtual coffee meeting

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