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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 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.

  • Learn something new - try one of the short courses from the Successfully managing change and working remotely  collection available through the University's LinkedIn account. 

  • 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. 

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