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Living in London allows you to live an exciting, dynamic, and extremely social lifestyle that is hard to leave behind. When the lockdown hit us, many of us had to find a different way to work, train, and stay in touch with our loved ones. That has been a significant challenge, especially if you are not yet at the apex of your career! Houseshares bless renters with tiny rooms, overcrowded flats, and chaotic living rooms. But don’t fret, there is still something you can do to make your working from home life much more enjoyable!
Rethink your space
Unless you have invested in your own flat or house outside London, you are probably living in an already small flat to share with many other flatmates. Automatically, this makes the living room a no-no place to work, while your room is too small to spend entire days in it. Before the lockdown, the many coffee shops and coworking spaces around the city could dial down the situation. Now, however, everything you can do is build your comfortable haven and retain the job you fought for.
Start by rethinking your room. While you might always think of it as temporary accommodation, you are likely to work there for a while. Invest in a standing desk and new mattress to optimize space and make the one you have more comfortable and healthy. Moreover, once you have figured out how wall beds actually work, such a brilliant invention can solve many of your problems!
Create a routine
A mindful routine is vital to unlocking your productivity. Without a strict work schedule and with your bed and kitchen so close to you, focusing on your projects can suddenly become a herculean task! Everybody has different needs, and the perfect routine is different for every individual.
Finding the perfect combination of activities might be tough, time-consuming, and requiring a lot of trial and error. However, without the usual distractions and social occasions, there is enough time to figure out what works best for you.
Allow for breaks
Independently on what routine you settled on, breaks are an essential part of it. Many professionals tend to skip them at first, to end up without proper boundaries between work and playtime. Instead, scheduling in regular breaks allows you to have something to look forward to during your hard days at work.
Moreover, staying inside a room for entire days can be detrimental for your mental and physical health. Ensure you plan for walks in nature or jogging sessions in the nearest park. Such a simple addition has been seen as excellent to inspire creativity, but it can also help you stay in shape and get out of your four walls – safely!
Stay in touch with others.
Lastly, staying indoors and away from your friends and families for such a long period can take a toll on your morale and positivity. Stay in touch with your loved ones and ensure you always account for some time for a call or a virtual catch up. This might seem a small gesture to you, but it can be extremely beneficial for others just as much as for yourself. Try it to believe it!