Working from home is no joke and not an easy transition, especially if you’ve never done it before.
At Nebia, our team has been practicing social distancing by working from home for the past few weeks in order to #FlattenTheCurve. We’ve learned a thing or two since then so we thought we’d share our stress-free steps to mastering WFH (with a few printables!).
Plan your Week 🗓
Building a new routine can be hard. Something we’ve found super helpful is having a weekly to-do list so that your day-to-day feels a little more structured. Even if you only log in one thing, it helps you set aside time in your day to get it done! Click here to download a few templates we made for you.
Slay the Day! 👗🎩
Pomodoro Technique / Quiet Work 👩💻🧑💻👨💻
Breaking up your work sometimes helps the flow of productivity. Some of our team members swear by the Pomodoro method. But if that's not your style, try dedicating an uninterrupted hour of your day to grinding out your most pressing tasks. This can be done in the morning or, if you’re a night owl, in the evening. PS. Make sure to set it on your Slack status / Calendar so that your teammates / client(s) are less likely to interrupt you.
Get your groove on 🎶
Listen to your favourite playlist, or try something new! You can even create a shared playlist with a friend or coworker to discover new sounds.
Try your best to avoid the blackhole that is COVID Media 🔕
While reading this, you’ve probably received at least 3 notifications regarding the coronavirus. Now more than ever, media houses are working around the clock to notify the public about the pandemic. And unfortunately, it’s going to be the topic of conversation for quite some time.
If you’re finding it hard to escape this blackhole, trust us when we say: it’s ok to press pause and/or set boundaries around the constant COVID chatter. For the sake of your mental health, try turning off news app notifications, putting your phone on airplane mode, or leaving it in another room at least for an hour each day.
Move Your Body 🧘♀️🤸🏃♂️
Be sure to take a break every once in a while to reconnect with your body and surroundings. If you’re able to, take at least one solo walk outdoors to clear your head each day (be sure to check what your local authorities recommend regarding leaving the house first). If you can’t go outdoors, take time to stretch, do some breathing exercises, or even take a virtual yoga class.
Stay Inspired 📚🖼🧩
The next time you’re feeling stuck, stimulate your creative juices with our curated list of favorite podcasts, books, and virtual events:
- No Such Thing As A Fish
- Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
- Duolingo Podcasts (In any language you’d like to learn!)
- Read a book (or listen to one):
- Museum/Gallery Hopping (from home):
- The MET: 360 Project (New York City, USA)
- The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea)
- The Anne Frank House (Amsterdam, Holland)
- The Vatican Museums (Italy)
- The National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City, Mexico)
- The Louvre (Paris, France)
- Build a puzzle from Inner Piece; a puzzle brand (and small business) that we love!
- Live Events:
Reach out to a friend, family member, or colleague 📞
Connection is vital for our well-being. This is a great time to call up your besties, reconnect with some old friends / family, or even have a casual chat with a coworker 5 minutes prior to your scheduled meeting(s). We promise you’ll be glad you did.
Remember to eat! (& eat well) 🥑
We can’t emphasize this enough! The more nutritious the meal, the more brain energy you’ll have for daily functioning. Here’s a helpful list of go-to healthy items when stocking up your pantry. Support local restaurants by ordering takeout or use this time to sharpen your cooking skills!
Keep hydrated! 💧
Being hydrated improves your sleep quality, cognition, and mood, among many other benefits. Having a reusable water bottle at your workspace is a great way to ensure you’re drinking enough water per day (doctors recommend 3.7 liters (15 cups) for the average adult male and 2.7 liters (11 cups) for the average adult female).
Our team working from our homes in Mexico City and San Francisco
Stay safe out there! We are in this together 💪