TIPS FOR SEASONED PROS IN THIS CHALLENGING TIME
Own your time
If you normally work from home, you may find yourself with family members in your precious workspace. Set boundaries and manage expectations of anyone who demands your time.
Determine what’s necessary and prioritize accordingly. Stay focused so you can work efficiently and have more time for other endeavours.
In addition to making sure your work gets done, take care of your physical and mental well-being during this sensitive time. Set yourself up for success by getting enough physical activity and maintaining your mental health.
This can include meditating, journaling, or dancing. Short bursts of these activities may help you let out some pent-up energy so you can focus on your work.
Even if you spend a lot of time at home, you likely take occasional breaks outside. Incorporate more exercise into your daily routine and make a point to get outside if you can, even if it’s to the rooftop of your building.
How to take effective breaks
Take a short walk
The importance of walking has been documented by many creatives through the ages. You don’t need to walk miles for it to be effective. Take a 20-minute walk once or twice a day, especially when you’re feeling frazzled or indecisive. If you’ve got a smart phone, do not dump it because you’re home, put it on like it’s a normal work day.
Seize the day
Many yoga and meditation teachers are offering free online sessions during this time. Take advantage and join an online session. Having a break in your schedule may help you manage your time wisely throughout the day.