Work from Home Tips from our Hacker
Alistair has all the tips for being successful working from home. It's all about having the balance to set yourself up for success, and help save the day.
Working from home may not be as exciting as being in the field saving the day, but our resident hacker Alistair has some tips for making your work from home space as great as it can be!
- Set work hours!
”Don’t take your work home with you!” is a common phrase but what happens if your workplace and home are the same location? By setting hours that you’ll be working and being productive, it helps keep your brain and body in a rhythm to support that, rather than having your work hours and relaxation hours mix! It ends up feeling like you accomplish neither work nor relaxation.
- Make an office space away from your living space
For smaller homes this may not always be possible, but having a designated working space helps to set a place where productivity can blossom. Getting some cute knick knacks for your desk can also help make it more fun and exciting as your work space.
- Get Dressed Everyday.
Working from home has the advantage of being able to dress more casually, but even our Hacker can’t save the world in his pyjama pants! This helps you get into the working mindset and also is good overall for your mental health.
- Stand and Stretch Often!
It’s important to keep your body moving and step away from your desk during breaks and throughout the day. If you can get an adjustable sit-stand desk, even better! Alistair likes to stretch his legs and stand tall while helping Angel navigate her missions. If you can’t get a sit-stand desk? Make sure to have a good monitor or laptop riser for ergonomics and take stretch breaks often, even if it’s just to dance around your kitchen to your favourite song.
- Stay hydrated and Eat a good lunch.
It’s important to make sure you’re eating well, even if you’re working from home. Being able to use your full kitchen is a huge benefit to not having to commute, and will save you money on takeaway lunch, but it’s also easy to fall into the habit of working through your lunch break or just grabbing something quick in between meetings.
- Invest in a good office chair.
If you’re going to be sitting at your desk working, support your back with a good chair. Alistair has his custom made to give him the full support he needs to assist Angel in saving the world, but that might be out of the budget for some. Talk to your employer about making sure you have all the tools you need to create a safe and conducive workspace, including a supportive and comfortable chair.
- Find ways to get out of the house often.
Working and living in the same place can often lead to cabin fever, so try to get some fresh air once a day, even if it’s just for a quick walk around the block. You can often find Alistair walking to his local bakery to pick up some fresh bread every day after he’s done work.
Having a safe and productive place to work from home is more important than ever right now, and we hope these tips can help you create that perfect place for yourself. Take it from Alistair, staying in doesn’t have to be boring.