The effortlessly stylish and uber-cool mum of two and co-founder of creative agency Elementary Co always looks on point, even if she's just in a tee and denim shorts. She tells us, "A lot of people talk about dressing up while working from home and that's great for helping you feel good, but I've always dressed pretty casually at work. I feel great in my denim cut-offs, so that's what I've been wearing almost daily. I do, however, try to make getting dressed in the mornings more fun by accessorising with some of my favourite jewelry. We had a crazy earrings theme for yesterday's weekly WIP on Zoom which definitely gave the ladies in our company something to look forward to!
The most important thing that I've learned from years of working from home (I used to work freelance so my home was my office!) is that you need to set a proper routine for yourself. And that should include:
1. Waking up at the same time every day. Resist the urge to sleep in as it's been found that oversleeping can actually reduce your cognitive function.
2. Making the effort to dress nicely (casual can still = nice!) and look good — for yourself, as well as your colleagues during Zoom calls!
3. Carving out time for wellness — by this, I mean putting aside time to exercise at home (search "madfit" on YouTube for great, short workouts), making time to step away from your computer to give your eyes a break, walking to the window/your garden for some fresh air, or even calling someone to have a casual non-work related chat.
4. Giving yourself a cut-off time. A lot of us will find ourselves working even longer hours from home since we no longer need to commute to and from work. Know when to call it a day so you don't get burnt out!"