The HC team explains what's helping them navigate this new world of working safe at home alongside barking dogs, hungry home schooling kids, a stretched NBN network and lively toddlers.Kendi
Connecting by video instead of phone as much as possible helps me feel engaged and connected and it’s nice to see another face when you’re home all day. Outside of work, I’m making sure I get out into the fresh air at least once a day. I’m lucky to have a park behind my house so I’ve been taking my dog for lots of walks – she’s loving it!
Not gorging on news while working is my tip. While it’s good to know what’s going on right now, the news will be there later and a break from it can be a good thing.
Working from home has got me back in the groove of an early morning run – having that extra hour to do things in the morning is great. And I have been rearranging the furniture at home to make me think I am somewhere else for a bit. Family isn't quite onboard with this just yet!
Whenever I need to step away from my laptop for a quick break, I find comfort in saying hi to my dogs and playing with them for a bit. As I don’t get that perk working from the office, it’s definitely a different way to keep energised! Chunking up my day works as well, working for a few hours then stepping away for a coffee or a snack helps me not feel too drained sitting at my desk all day.
I love that my group personal trainer is doing five sessions a day on Zoom video conferencing now that our gym has been closed. It means I can take a break and sweat it out then get back to my desk. I can also fit in a couple of sessions a day since the gym is now right at my back door. I do also like to fossick in my veggie garden and hide from the kids who are now “home learning” too.