Half of us have already been working from home several times a week. We spoke to Sophie Tavberidze from turmeric.co about how to find the right balance..
Given the confinement and familiarity of home, it’s all too easy to lose a sense of structure and slip into bad habits. Indeed many people in our community have found it to be surprisingly draining and have experienced burnouts as a consequence. Whilst it can be a challenge to stay focussed, there are ways you can make working from home work for you. Studies have actually shown that working from home generally improves productivity, given the right conditions. Without a commute, a lunch hour or the distractions you might have in an office – unless of course you have kids(!) – we all have a great opportunity to make the most out of our working days. So, if you’re also struggling to maintain focus at home, here are a few tips to get yourself back on track:
Working from home can be liberating – it’s pretty much impossible to be late, you can work in your yoga tights and you can be at the fridge for lunch before your stomach’s finished rumbling. However, it’s easy to blur the lines between work and play, which can have a detrimental effect on your focus and wellbeing. Setting boundaries is essential.
It might feel strange, but maintaining your pre-work routine can massively improve your productivity at home. Just the basics – setting an alarm, showering and getting dressed in something other than your pyjamas – can have really beneficial knock-on effects. Set yourself a defined end to every working day and stick to it. This way, you’ll avoid working 24/7 and the inevitable burnout.
It’s all too easy to neglect your diet when working from home. With the kitchen closer than ever, burning through the days on instant coffee and the odd biscuit is a habit easily formed! Staying hydrated and adding focus-boosting ingredients to your diet is a great way to help get the most out of your time at home. Blueberries, green tea, leafy veg, fatty fish and dark chocolate have all been proven to improve focus.
Turmeric is an especially useful addition to your diet in pursuit of a more focussed working day. Its natural anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties make it a really powerful way to help keep your mind on tasks at hand. It’s powerful bioactive ingredient – curcumin – has even been used to treat Alzheimer’s patients!
Turmeric.co makes shots that combine raw Tumeric root with the finest fresh ingredients and treat them with nothing but a clean, cold press so that they retain as much of their nutritional content as possible. We also combine our shots with black pepper to increase absorption of curcumin into the blood. Visit online here.
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