Keep Calm and Carry On

Blog by dewinter

At present, our country is facing great uncertainty due to COVID-19.

Here at dewinter we’re responding proactively and following government guidelines to ensure we care for our business, colleagues, clients, friends and family during the unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus.

Staying safe and continuing to deliver our creative communications is paramount. We love what we do and want to share how we will ensure we keep calm and carry on.

To keep our team and you motivated, healthy and happy we have pulled together tips on what we will be doing as a team to stay connected and creative during this period of social distancing.

  1. Get ready for work at your usual time

Don’t let yourself fall out of your usual routine when working from home. Aim to stick to your morning routine and get yourself up and ready to commence work. Ensuring you have clear guidelines for work hours helps you maintain a positive work-life balance. Keep those lie in’s for the weekend!

 

  1. Keep your steps up

How about swapping your commute travel time for a walk in the fresh air?

Ensure you’re getting your daily steps in on your days away from the office. A morning walk will help boost both your energy levels and mood. What better way to start the day!

 

  1. Plan your day

Time management is key when working from home so start your day with a plan. Set yourself tasks to achieve throughout the day so that you waste less time. Being on top of your work will help you to reduce mistakes and ensure deadlines aren’t missed. Who knows, you may even complete your work quicker!

 

  1. Take a break

Don’t let yourself burn out. Keep your brain in tip-top condition and ensure you don’t let your productivity levels dwindle. Make sure you’re taking breaks from your work to remain consistent. Get the kettle on, walk up and down the stairs a few times, maybe even challenge yourself to holding the plank! Ensure you’re taking yourself away from the screen regularly to avoid headaches!

 

  1. Recognise Others

In this period of social isolation, loneliness is something that is likely to affect us all. Working from home can place a barrier between you and your colleagues; break this barrier and make an effort to praise your peers for the work they’re doing. Extend this good will to friends and family, reach out to those you know may be alone or away from loved ones- let’s stick together to get through this tough period.

 

  1. Listen to the Music

Let dewinter bring music to your ears, our Spotify playlist is here to help you keep calm and carry on. With a range of songs to match your mood, we’ll help the minutes pass. Is it time for a break? We’re sure there are some songs on there that will get your feet moving.

 

  1. Shut the door

Pick a place in your home and designate it as your work-space. Having that separate space makes it easier to focus and get on with your daily tasks. Tell those at home your work hours to avoid disruption and distraction and get yourself in the right headspace to work. Having this separate space ensures you’re able to close the door on your work during breaks and at the end of your day. Now you’re officially out of office!

 

We encourage everyone to follow government guidelines as follows:

 

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started.

Stay at home for 7 days is you have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, Pharmacy or Hospital.

 

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Read NHS advice about staying at home

 

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Use NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

 

Follow the NHS online guidance for self –isolation if you may have come into contact with someone who could have the virus.

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