Work Switches: On - Pause - Off
Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Working from home has presented many challenges for us all. We have all learnt the importance of having a space allocated to work with a desk, appropriate chair, necessary stationary and appliances. However, have you given some thought to your work switches?
What do I mean by work switches? I am talking about those subtle little routines you implement to let your mind know you are working or you are not. If you haven't noticed your work switches don't worry, they are likely just a habit! I have listed some work switch examples for you. Feel free to trial and implement the ones you find most useful.
Work ON switches
Getting dressed for work
Coffee/ Teapot/ Water bottle filled up
Pulling up the blinds in your work space
Turn your phone face down
Work PAUSE switches
Taking breaks is essential to our wellbeing. Kids have recess, lunch and sometimes breaks in class to help them stay on task! Don't deprive yourself of much needed PAUSES.
Work productively for 50min, take a 10-20min break
Refilling the teapot/ water bottle
Exercises in the spot: Squats, Lunges, Star Jumps
Walk Up/Down some stairs
Longer lunch break
Being at home means during breaks you can: fold clothes, wash dishes, put out the laundry, take the puppy out for a walk, vacuum the carpet
Work OFF switches
Write a to do list for tomorrow
Lock the office door
Close the Laptop
Wind down / offload 20min window
Pull down the blinds in your work room
Have s shower