1. MAINTAIN YOUR ROUTINE
Just because you won't be in the office, doesn't mean you should skip your routine. Give yourself time to get up and dressed in clothes that will help you adopt a work mindset – not pyjamas! Also, if your typical working day is 9-to-5, try to stick to it.
2. CREATE A WORK SPACE
Setting up a dedicated space will really help you focus. If you don't have a desk, use a kitchen table and make it inviting by adding a desk lamp, some flowers or even a candle. This will create some boundaries, allowing you to 'leave the office' at the end of the day.
3. TAKE REGULAR BREAKS
When you're not commuting, you can end up sitting all day, which isn't healthy. Make sure you take regular breaks to make a cup of tea or have a stretch. You could even do a 30-minute home workout in your lunch hour.
4. GET SOME AIR
It's important, even while staying indoors, to get some fresh air. It will help you stay alert and feel energised. Open your windows to let in a breeze, and take short walks around the block, making sure you wash your hands when you return.
5. STAY CONNECTED
It can often feel quite isolating working at home, so stay in touch with colleagues. Keep your line manager updated on what you're working on and set up regular catch-ups using phone or video conferencing, like Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.