1. Plan your day
Having set tasks and a regular routine with help your maintain normality in these uncertain times. Have a list of to do’s and feel the enjoyment of ticking them off one by one. Take breaks. Even taking 10 minutes can make a big difference to a full days work sitting in one spot.
2. Get outside
You can’t beat the Great British outdoors and although with the current restrictions it is only advised once a day at a safe distance from others, taking a walk outside can really help. Even opening windows for fresh air will keep you awakened and full of ideas.
3. Take care of your eyes
Your eyes are one of the most important body parts and
especially to the likes of us working in design. Look away from your screen every 20 minutes or so and give your eyes a well deserved break.
4. Ensure you sit correctly
Where possible, sit at a table or desk on a suitable chair.
Ideally your elbows should be at a 90 degree angle with
your hands resting flat on the work surface. If adjustment is needed and to reduce the risk of neck strain, ensure screens are level with your gaze.
5. Create a work area
Ensure your work space is seperate to your normal every
day living areas. If possible, designate a space for your working environment with plenty of natural sunlight. Add elements that can help de-stress and bring calm to such as plants or pictures.
6. Fuel for your body
Drink plenty of water throughout the day and always ensure that you take a lunch break away from your work area. Eating healthy snacks will boost energy levels and keep you going until home time.