Homeworking and life balance

Homeworking and life balance

Ideas to help with happy homeworking

  • Work out a routine that suits you and makes best use of the time when you feel most focused and energetic. Set yourself a start and finish time – and stick to them.
  • Keep in touch with your colleagues. Use video or voice calls, text messages, MS Teams, WhatsApp, Zoom – whatever suits you. If you feel that you need a chat, pick up the phone and give someone a ring. 
  • Prioritise 3 key tasks each day that you need to do. Break down big goals into smaller tasks and congratulate yourself when you achieve them.
  • Take lots of breaks and find time to relax – go for a walk, listen to the birdsong out of your window, make a cup of tea, do a mindfulness exercise.
  • Don’t worry too much if your work is interrupted by family, children or pets. Just see it as a chance for your workmates to really get to you know you! 
  • Make time to do the things you like doing - this could be a current hobby or a new one, maybe something you've wanted to try for ages but never had the chance. 

If you’re looking for ideas to entertain/educate the children (and you), try some of these:

  • PE with Joe Wicks – weekdays at 9am – 30 minute sessions for kids and grownups too

Get in touch! How are you staying health, happy and contented while working from home?

  • Perhaps you’ve used cans of beans as exercise weights or walked 5000 steps around the house as a challenge each day?
  • Maybe you’ve completed a new jigsaw, or tried a new skill?
  • Found some useful links we should include in the site, tried out a Wellbeing idea, and want to share your opinion?

Take a photo or email Greg- g.d.hull@leeds.ac.uk or Bernadette- b.m.hardware@leeds.ac.uk to let us know.  We'll share the best ideas here on the site!

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