When Team Poketo unexpectedly became a work-from-home team, we realized that it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. To make the transition as pleasant as possible, we stuck to some helpful rules of thumb to maintain productivity and well-being. And, of course, we turned to our own products to keep us inspired and creative.
We thought you might want to check out some of our suggestions:
Tip: Even if you’re working from a tiny apartment, try to reserve a bit of space dedicated to work. That way, your work won’t take over your entire home. Don’t forget to include some objects that inspire you, like a plant or even our Creative Spaces book to flip through.
Tip: Try to stick to normal business hours even when you’re not commuting. Take breaks throughout the day to visit the water cooler (i.e., your kitchen) and hydrate. Take a short walk around the block to move your body and get your eyes off of a screen. Pack your work stuff up at the end of the day so you can use your evening for rest and rejuvenation.
Tip: if you do find yourself working outside normal office hours, make sure you balance it out by taking some time for yourself in other parts of the day. For example, if you know you have a late evening conference call, then plan for a streaming yoga class in the morning.
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Tip: Surround yourself with small items that brighten your mood throughout the day. These could be favorite photos of your family, friends, and pets, a deliciously scented candle, or shiny pens and desk accessories on your workspace.
Other things that have worked well for our team include: committing to showering daily; assigning ‘lounge’ clothes and ‘work’ clothes (even if that means you’re changing from one sweatsuit to another); and scheduling periodic calls or video chats with your close colleagues to get some human interaction in your day.
Whether or not you take our WFH suggestions into your own home office, we hope you’re able to make the best of whatever environment you’re working with. For more tools to make working from home more exciting, check out our Stationery Collection