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We have now been on lockdown for a few weeks and it’s safe to say that there may be a few of you still trying to adjust to this new lifestyle, especially if you are now working from home full-time. Finding a new routine in these uncertain times can be tough, but it can help you to maintain some normality and keep motivated!
With that in mind, having a good set-up for working from home can be crucial no matter what job you do. This includes getting up in the morning and feeling ready for the day ahead, as well as making sure you are comfortable and focused for those few hours of the day. So, here are our tips to help you if you’re still struggling as we enter week 4 of lockdown.
Get ready for the day
While you might not want to use up all your cosmetics just to sit in the house, it’s important to maintain some degree of your normal routine. Get up in the morning and make sure you follow your usual steps to get ready.
Treat yourself to a scented shower gel or body lotion to include in your morning routine and ensure you start the day feeling invigorated and fresh. We have luxury shower gels from your favourite brands, including Calvin Klein, Moschino and Clinique.
Make sure you get dressed, even if that just consists of putting your favourite loungewear set on. To finish your newly adjusted routine, give yourself a quick spritz with your go-to perfume or aftershave to make sure you feel that little bit more human!
Create a productive environment
Whether you are working or not, it’s important to create an environment that encourages productivity and motivation. Wherever you spend most of your day, make sure it is tidy and clean. Consider bringing some plants into the room, which can help to improve the air quality and your overall mood.
If you work better with background noise, consider putting some music on throughout the day. Find your favourite playlist or turn the radio on, and brighten up the house with some of your must-listen songs.
Similarly, natural light can do wonders for your routine. We need natural light to help our bodies understand time and it can help us to feel more awake. Make sure your workstation is in a brightly lit area or near a window; it might sound like nothing, but you’ll be thankful for it when the sun comes out!
Stay relaxed but focused
It sounds silly, but it can be quite stressful being in your home all the time. Some of you may be experiencing restlessness and even claustrophobia to a degree! It can be helpful to find a way to stay relaxed yet focused, ensuring that you are making the most of each day.
One of the most effective ways to create an ambient environment for your home is through scented candles. Candles can reduce anxiety thanks to essential oils, and the flicker of the flame can create a calming feel to the room. Our Thierry Mugler Aura scented candle has woody-aromatic notes to create a fresh finish for whichever room you spend most of your time in.