Working from home or hybrid working is now becoming the norm as a result of the pandemic.
Whilst some of us have taken to it like a duck to water, others have found it increasingly difficult to stay productive admits the daily distractions of home life.
There's nothing worse for your concentration levels than when your dog decides to wreck havoc in the living room whilst you're on an important Zoom meeting.
So, to keep productivity levels high when working from the comfort of your home (and to keep the boss happy), here are 5 great tips for quick wins...
1) Stay out of the sheets
Every morning is a struggle in itself to get out of bed and go to work, so when the furthest you'll commute is up and down the stairs whilst working from home it can be more appealing to keep between the sheets.
Unfortunately, scientific studies have shown that turning your bed into your office can have long-term health complications, such as psychological boundaries and sedentary muscular pain.
Sleep specialists have recommended that home workers ditch the pillow talk with your laptop and keep the bed is used for the three S's: Sleep, Sex and Sickness.
Making the switch to a home office desk or your dining room could be one step in the right direction to propelling your productivity levels!
2) Keep active during lunch
If you're just around the corner from a local park or hiking trail, walking is a great way to relieve tension naturally, allowing you to have a break from your laptop screen.
Alternatively, even a few steps in the garden is a great way to get a breath of fresh air and to take your mind off of the hectic work life.
You've probably found it challenging to reach your recommended 10,000 steps a day whilst working from home, so this is 'one step' in the right direction to achieving that goal!
3) Resist the swiping
With an average work day being around 8 hours, the estimated daily use of social media by users in the UK is 1 hour and 48 minutes, equating to nearly 25% of your working day.
You'd be a brave employee to catch up on the latest Facebook memes in the middle of the office, but in the comfort of your own home is a different ball game altogether.
It does take serious self-control to resist the temptations of endless swiping, but your productivity levels will thank you if your phone wasn't glued to the end of your fingers.
Find a drawer that's a few metres out of arm's reach and forget about those TikTok trends until 5pm - you'll be surprised how much more you'll achieve without those needless distractions.
4) Stay hydrated
Regular drinking of fluids is a recipe for productivity success. It helps your brain cells connect and communicate with one another, allowing the receptors to be firing on all cylinders throughout your working day!
Utilising functional herbal tea is one of the best ways of keeping hydration levels high, whilst benefiting from nature's goodness.
Here's a tea schedule* to get you through your home working day:
8:30am: Pure EnergyT
- Uplifts your energy levels naturally, helping you to get out of bed without both eyes closed
- Perfect to drink 30 minutes before starting your work day
- With lunchtime just around the corner, compliment your body's digestive process to reduce bloating and indigestion
- Perfect to drink 30 minutes before your lunch break
- It's getting to that time of the day where energy levels are sapping, motivation is starting to dwindle, but you aren't giving in that easily
- Ensure productivity remains high by complimenting your mental alertness and function to push through the rest of the afternoon
*for experienced herbal tea drinkers, do not exceed 3 tea bags per day. Start off with 1 herbal tea and allow your body to adjust before increasing.
5) Use supplementation
6 tablets a day will help you get through the pai... don't even say it!
A positive mind is a healthy one, so with the help of Chinese herbal remedies you can push those negative thoughts to the back of your mind and focus on pure productivity!
Here are our best herbal supplements to assist with high productivity at home:
Ba Zhen Tang 八珍汤 (Eight Treasures)
Gui Pi Tang 归脾汤 (Longan Fruit & Polygonum Vine)
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 加味逍遥散 (Angelica Sinesis & White Atractylodis)
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang 龙胆泻肝汤 (Cape Jasmine Fruit & Skullcap Root)
Te Xiao An Mian Pian 特效安眠片 (Silktree Bark & Red Sage)
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan 天王补心丹 (Rehmannia & Polygonum Vine)
Taking your tablets in two intervals, mid-morning and mid-afternoon ensures that you'll have a herbal health boost to get through each day without faltering!
Now that you've got an array of herbal supplements to maintain high productivity levels whilst working from home, kick on and show your boss that you can ace it through each and every day with ease!
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