If like most of us, you’re still working from home, your first thought might be finally I can get the laundry done – but does that mean your productivity takes a hit?
Your employer might think so, in light of this we’ve rounded up our top tips to keep you working at your best, even if you are in your dressing gown.
Update Your Morning Beverage
If you’re looking for a boost, why not add Pollen’s powerbank drink drops into your morning coffee. Take the time on your own to give yourself a proper re-charge. Why are we better at charging our phones than re-charging ourselves? The Powerbank range has been developed to give you that ‘full tank’ feeling.
Made with 500mg water soluble CBD from broad spectrum hemp oil, Powerbank’s drink drops have been enhanced with natural vanilla and honey flavours. This blend has been crafted to dissolve completely into your drink, enhancing it with subtle flavour + colour, ensuring no oily residue. Each 2ml drop supplies a 10mg serving of CBD and each bottle comes with a measured dropper for precise dosing, so you know exactly how much CBD you’re consuming each time. Perfect to pop in a coffee or smoothie.
Put Time in Your Calendar for Productive Rest
Now is the ideal time to allot your time with minimal disruptions! Rosie Millen, the UK’s leading burnout coach recommends making time for productive rest. Rosie Millenspecialises in burnout and helping others transform their energy by making changes to their diet, lifestyle and mindset. “This is something I encourage my clients to do everyday: For 10 minutes in the morning or in the evening take yourself away and lie down to do some deep breathing and switch off your mind. Our minds are constantly busy and naturally tend to overthink. By taking 10 each day and just breathing out slowly it actually lowers the stress hormone cortisol.”
No Gym? No problem!
Most of us feel like we have some pounds to lose – but what do you do when you’re advised not to go to the gym? New research commissioned by Pro-Ven Probiotics questioned 2,003 respondents throughout the UK and found that over three quarters (79%) of Brits are self-conscious about their waist, stomach and abs – with almost all of those struggling to lose weight in those areas (90% waist and 89% stomach and abs). We’ve all been there, that feeling of worry that you aren’t going to feel your best at what should be a joyous occasion! Introducing ShapeLine, the first probiotic with proven weight loss benefits.
In the largest clinical study of its kind on the effect of probiotics on weight loss, participants of all ages saw a reduction in their weight, waist circumference and BMI after taking one Pro-Ven Probiotics ShapeLine capsule every day, for six months. This probiotic provided weight loss of between 3 and 7lbs, reduction in waist circumference of 1-2 cm and a reduction in BMI by 1-4%. The results are even more impressive as participants were not placed on a calorie-controlled diet and made no changes to lifestyle or exercise regimes, indicating that all of the weight reduction benefits were as a result of the probiotic.
In an era when it seems the majority of people are battling their weight in one way or another, the news that ShapeLine (£29.95) can help achieve weight loss, as well as providing all other benefits of good bacteria, whilst requiring no other changes to lifestyle, will be welcome news to many people.
Remember to Switch Off
There’s something about working from home that always makes you feel like you’re not doing enough, because of this we can overcompensate and continue laptop time right into the night. Why not signal the end of your day with a relaxing face mask like the Kimberly Sayer Antioxidant Hydrating Mask(£22.80). Unique, anti-aging leave on treatment mask that tightens, firms and hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Contains Olive Extract, Essential Oils, Antioxidants and Kimberly Sayers patented “Plant Pseudocollagen” to renew skin cells and rebuild the collagen and elastin. Not only will your skin love you but you’ll work more productively knowing that there is a clear start and end to your day.
Use Your Lunch Break Wisely
In order to continue to implement a structured and productive day why not utilise your full lunch break more wisely. Instead of your usual sandwich at your desk take some time for yourself and try a spot of meditation.
Rosie says, “Honestly if you haven’t started doing this yet I really encourage you! The best thing mediation does is reduce anxiety. So, if you are in a state of overwhelm then you need to start doing it now! It really helps to centre and focus your mind to a more relaxed, positive state,” adds Rosie. So not only can meditation centre and focus your mind for the rest of your day, but it can help to calm your worries of what else is going on in the world.