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on March 26, 2020 / by Bronwyn Holmes

Tips for working from home during #COVID19 #Coronavirus.

Social distancing, self-isolating, working and learning from home. These are new concepts for many of us, and it isn’t easy. Need some tips? See below for what has been working for us at #PearsonInstitute. 

GET INTO A ROUTINE 

Give your day some structure by setting a new routine. Wake up to your alarm, set yourself a study or work schedule, take a lunch break – just like you would if you were on campus or at work. 

DRESS THE PART 

Get out of those PJs, and dress how you would normally for work or school. It will support your daily routine and will make you energised to tackle your tasks for the day. 

CREATE YOUR SPACE 

Whether you are working or studying from home, it’s important that you create an uncluttered space where you can concentrate and get through that to-do list! 

STAY CONNECTED 

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean isolation. Phone your friends and colleagues, send messages and use video such as Google hangouts, Microsoft teams or Whatsapp video.  

EXERCISE 

It’s important to keep moving! Go for a walk, exercise using online workout tutorials, stretch and try yoga – even if you haven’t tried it before. @YogaSouthAfrica has tons of great recommendations for online yoga classes. 

TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY 

There is no time like the present to start a new hobby. Always wanted to learn how to cook, but never have time? Eager to try meditation but never have time? Make time for your hobby in your new daily routine.  

SELF CARE
 

We realise social distancing, looking after kids, keeping on top of your school work – and more! – isn’t easy. In times of crisis, we can feel anxious, afraid, worried, stressed. Take time for yourself. Journal, read, listen to music, find moments of quiet, get some fresh air, talk to your loved ones.  

STAY INFORMED 

Stay informed on how to stay healthy and safe. Be sure to follow @WHO and @GovernmentZA for all the latest information on #COVID19. Also, follow us @PearsonInstitute on Facebook for more tips on how to stay safe and support one another during our country’s 21-day #lockdown.

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