How to stay motivated when working from home\n \nWhile it is great having the luxury of flexibility while working from home, it can be hard to stay productive not just in work but in life. To help tackle the current situation many of us face we have come up with some simple tips so that you remain on top of your game while working from home.\n \nStay connected\n \nKeep in touch with your colleagues by using technology to your advantage. This means daily check-ins and weekly social meetups online. Posting updates, targets and results help keep the motivation up for the whole team. This also includes staying in touch with family and friends and creating a conversation with the people around you. Staying social keeps you motivated and positive. Consider what work social events you can run online, such as virtual Friday drinks or lunchtimes catch-ups.\nApplications that may help you to be social are Zendesk, Microsoft Teams, House Party, Facetime, Slack and Zoom.\n \nDress the part\n \nWhen putting on an item of clothing, commonly, you adopt the characteristics of the items you wear. Whether its professional attire or casual weekend wear, whatever you choose to put on in the morning will affect how you work. Try an easy-care dress shirt paired with a pair of chinos for the perfect of professionalism and everyday comfort.\n \nCreate a work space\n \nCreate a dedicated workspace so that you can mentally differentiate between work and home.\nIt is easy to let your work life blend into your home life. If you try to combine working with your favourite at-home activities, it will make it hard to remain motivated to get work done. Make sure you have easy access to all tools and supplies that help you succeed and try to distance yourself from being distracted by the people around you. Another healthy tip is don’t work where you sleep. The temptation to lay down or relax for “just another five minutes” will have you distracted from your goals in no time.\nIf you get distracted, take regular breaks from this space, however, maintain workflow when you are seated in your dedicated workspace. Setting up this space to look like an office may help you maintain a sense of responsibility to get each job completed for the day.\n \nStep outside\n \nEating meals outside or walking during phone meetings is a good way to move and stretch during the day and will leave you feeling more energised and productive. See our Autumn catalogue for easy layer up and shrug-off outfit options.\n \n \nWe hope these small tips will help you continue to adjust to the current situation that many of us face.\n \nAlthough our stores are closed until further notice, we are still delivering safely to your door. In response to the current circumstances, we have extended our returns period to 60 days and are providing free returns if you are not 100% satisfied with your order.