Top Tips for Working from Home!

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I have been working from home for many years and it is only the past few weeks where I have noticed a different set of distractions. Normally the washing machine coming to an end or the stack of pots to wash in the kitchen plays on my mind but at the moment I have a different set of problems. I have 2 children at home that need schooling, a dog that needs walking (not such a bad thing to get out of the house), and a husband who also needs to work from home.

Multi-tasking is an art that I am picking up very fast, in the morning I am setting the kids on English and Maths homework and then joining a morning meeting. I have meetings in the day and coaching sessions with learners who are also working from home. Times are crazy but we are all having different elements to deal with. I think everyone is doing a great job! Here’s a little list of tips that I found helped me get myself ready for home working:

  1. Set your alarm and make sure you have a routine
  2. Eat well – try not to skip meals, I try to put an hour in my diary for lunch
  3. Take regular breaks – if you can get a little fresh air too, that would be great
  4. Try to have a designated area for working in your house, once your day is finished, make sure you close down and walk away.
  5. Be as organised as possible – set yourself goals and tasks
  6. Communication is key! Speak to people as much as possible
  7. Remember you are doing a great job!

I have been working from home for many years and it is only the past few weeks where I have noticed a different set of distractions. Normally the washing machine coming to an end or the stack of pots to wash in the kitchen plays on my mind but at the moment I have a different set of problems. I have 2 children at home that need schooling, a dog that needs walking (not such a bad things to get out of the house) and a husband who also needs to work from home.


Multi-tasking is an art that I am picking up very fast, in the morning I am setting the kids on English and Maths homework and then joining a morning meeting. I have meetings in the day and coaching sessions with learners who are also working from home. Times are crazy but we are all having different elements to deal with. I think everyone is doing a great job! Here’s a little list of tips that I found helped me get myself ready for home working:
1. Set your alarm and make sure you have a routine

2. Eat well – try not to skip meals, I try to put an hour in my diary for lunch

3. Take regular breaks – if you can get a little fresh air too, that would be great

4. Try to have a designated area for working in your house, once your day is finished, make sure you close down and walk away.

5. Be as organised as possible – set yourself goals and tasks

6. Communication is key! Speak to people as much as possible

7. Remember you are doing a great job!

Published by GemmaSwindlehurst

I am a Lead End Point Assessor for Digital Apprenticeships. I also teach Digital Marketing to apprentices. I develop resources tailored to needs and support training providers and EPAO's through the EPA process

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