Tips for working from home during the winter

Words by Francesca Tyer.

Working from home can be challenging, especially during the colder months. Here are some top tips to help you stay healthy and motivated this winter.

Drink and eat
In winter, many of us live on tea and coffee.
However, drinking water is also important. When the body is cold, the brain must work harder. Water aids brain function, as does eating regular meals, and both help to keep the body warm.

Stay connected
Working from home can be lonely, especially in the winter when social events tend to tail off. Make sure you stay connected with friends and colleagues to avoid the winter slump.

Go outside
Sitting down all day is unhealthy. Make time for regular exercise, even in winter. Try a home workout, go to the gym, or go for a walk.
Lower light levels in winter mean less vitamin D, so going outside for a walk or run during the daytime is beneficial.

Change your workspace
If your regular workspace is cold or dark, it might be time to change things up. Sit by a radiator or a window where you are exposed to natural light.
Even winter sunlight can be warming.

Take a break
When you’re sitting at your desk for long hours, it’s important to take a break. It’s all too easy when the weather turns cold to sit still and keep working.
However, trying a hobby that takes you away from your screen, even for just half an hour, is beneficial.

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