Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up

Working from home has many pro’s and con’s. For some it is great – you will hear comments such as ‘I get so much more done!’, for some it is ok – they just get on with it like they always do and for others it will be none of the above.

Human beings are by nature social animals and therefore to work from home without that interaction can be very difficult for some.

I’ve written in previous blogs about the pro’s and con’s for both the employer and the employee. Today I am offering tips on keeping the motivation going for those who are struggling to enjoy the concept.

Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up is a great saying to keep in mind.

Get Up – set your alarm and get out of bed, get off the dining chair, go through your normal preparing to go to work process.

Dress Up – put on something smart relating to your work – if you would normally wear a suit, you probably won’t put a suit on but put on a smart shirt/blouse and slacks/skirt/shorts. Dress to impress on a video call.

Show Up – start work at your normal starting time and set a time for stopping for coffee/tea – around 10.30am. You may not normally do ‘morning tea’ but try it. By working to a deadline you have set, you give yourself permission to take a break and you have a small goal to achieve which will give you a reason to smile.

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