September is always a month I look forward to. It signals the end of long nights and the cold of winter with an explosion of colour from spring flowers.
I recently took time away from work to wander the millions of daffodils at the former home of Sir Heaton Rhodes in Canterbury. Living and working in the uncertain times we are in at present, it was uplifting to connect with nature, take the opportunity to breathe fresh air, and to be enveloped by the silence of the countryside.
As we pass the 6-month milestone of this pandemic—with lockdowns and living and working differently—I know many are still working from home. I was reminded recently of the need to think about what and how we do things to remain productive and well when working remotely. Here are a few pointers.
For those working in a small apartment or house, set up a space such as the breakfast bar, desk or dining table, and ensure that you set it up and pack it down at the beginning and end of each day. Your goal is to create a work haven that allows you to focus when you need to.
Above all, take care of yourself.
Photo of daffodil fields by Stuart Terry
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