Staying positive and focused is important for your business during the spread of COVID-19. Chances are, you will be maintaining new business practices whilst working from home, but it can be easy to fall into a negative mindset and lose focus during this uncertain time. However, help is on hand to boost your positivity and, in turn, your productivity as you work from home:
1: A dedicated work area
Creating a boundary between work and home is important to maintaining positive mental health, which is why having a dedicated work space is crucial. Whether that’s a desk, table or specific room, make sure the primary use of that area is your work. At the end of the day, you can move away from that area and create a clear divide, switching off easier in the process.
2: Coming up with a routine
A daily routine breaks up your day with, essentially, short-term goals that help keep you productive. While there will be differences between your home and business, try to keep how you break up the day as similar as possible to a typical day on-site. Create a consistent working routine will also ensure you start, eat and finish at the same time – all essential for positive mental health.
3: Maintain contact
Whether it’s with clients or colleagues, keeping in contact helps keep everyone in the loop. With clients, you can continue to use social media to put your business front-of-mind or use SMS to provide updates to your services or offers. With colleagues, you can communicate with them via team software or messengers, which helps convey your ideals as well as stave off any loneliness.
4: Light up the way
Positive mental stimulation is as simple as letting in the sunshine. Natural light kickstarts the body’s production of Vitamin D, which amongst other aspects, improves brain function. Opening up your workspace with natural light will mean you can remain focused and healthy as you prepare for your business reopening.
5: Keep active
Staying physically active is vital to keep up a positive mentality, especially during social isolation. Plenty of clients will also be thinking the same, which is why you could even continue business yoga classes online or those that involve a workout. However, don’t forget yourself during this unprecedented time and remember to stretch your muscles with a quick workout indoors or a walk outside.
No matter how you choose to remain positive and, ergo productive, we hope that the above advice provides some ideas to keep you going during the coronavirus outbreak. That is #PremierPositivity.