These past few months have seen many employees set up a home office and work from home.
Some have found it an absolute luxury to work from home. In contrast, others struggle with the whole concept of being away from their corporate office and have to contend with the proclivities of relaxing, sitting on the couch to watch their favourite show.
If, however, you will soon be asked to return to the workplace where you can still work safely in an open, office environment, then you may need to start thinking about how you’re going to get ready to return to the workplace. With this in mind, I would like to offer you the following suggestions:
- Set your alarm to get up early, as if you need to account for preparation, breakfast and travel time. Do this for a while so that you may be able to get in the right frame of mind.
- Try getting dressed in your work clothes and then wearing this all day while you work from home.
- Have a short lunch break as if you usually would at work, rather than falling into the trap of an extended lunch break while working from home.
Such suggestions, I hope, will help you to be better prepared to return to the workplace.
However, you may also feel that now is the time for you to start looking for alternative employment. If that’s the case, may I suggest contacting the team at Client Centric (www.clientcentric.com.au), an Australia-wide, professional employment services firm that writes powerful resumes/CVs, tailored cover letters, responses to selection criteria and provide interview coaching. They aim to help their clients secure work faster.