Despite half of us already working from home several times a week, doing so
for an extended period of time can take its toll. 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 1 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 won’t be arrested for working in your undies 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. Decide where you want to work and do your
best to clear it from clutter and distractions. You want to make this a physical
space you subconsciously associate with work.
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.
Of course turmeric too 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!
In our shots we 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.