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Many businesses have been fortunate to remain open during the UK’s lockdown by allowing employees to work from home. No one anticipated that the lockdown would last three months, and while many businesses are reopening their doors to bring some normality back, there are still some who are opting to work from home a little longer.

How do you get in the right headspace when working from home for long periods with no uncertainty of when you’ll be returning to the office?

 

Dress in Normal Workwear

Ok, so we don’t mean sit at home in a full suit or work uniform, but you should avoid staying in your pyjamas or loungewear, as it can be hard to separate work from home life.

If you have a customised work t-shirt, then we recommend wearing that, as it will help you get in the right headspace and give you that sense of going to work (virtually). If you don’t have work clothing to wear, now is the perfect time to get some relaxed uniform in place and Buytshirtsonline has various t-shirt printing services available.

What do we mean by relaxed work uniform? Customised t-shirts; it’s that simple.

Customised t-shirts is an easy and cost-effective way to have some established workwear, whether it’s to wear at work, at an event or when working from home. Polo shirt embroidery is a favourable choice for workwear. Not only is the fabric quality excellent, but the t-shirt printing method is high-quality, professional-looking, and durable. A simple polo shirt with a customised embroidery logo can make the difference when working from home, whether you choose to wear it with jogging pants or a pair of jeans. They’re great for jumping on video calls, they add some more purpose and meaning to the day, and you have that sense of changing to go to work and when you finish.

Our clients have told us that while uniform isn’t compulsory, they found that employees who have a work t-shirt, will willingly wear it because they perceive it to be casual and fashionable if they’re able to pair it with a pair of jeans or shorts. So, psychology, ‘causal’ customised work t-shirts are beneficial, whether you’re working remotely or in the office.

 

Work from Home Headspace

You must maintain the right headspace when working from home, particularly for long periods or if it’s permanent, and wearing the right clothes is a fantastic starting point.

Sitting in your pyjamas all day isn’t ideal and can quickly change your mood. Even though it sounds perfect, after a few days, you’ll lose your sense of purpose and find it difficult to switch from work mode to home life. Getting up in the morning as you usually would for work, changing into everyday clothes such as jeans and a customised work t-shirt, or another uniform that is suitable for home life, sets you up for the day. Plus, you don’t want to get caught out on a last-minute video call and colleagues seeing you in your pyjamas!

Creating a workspace is also recommended. If you don’t have a home office or desk to work from, make a designated space on your dining table to include your laptop/ desktop, phone, pen, note pad, a mug for brews, some accessories, and a pair of headphones to block out any distractions. This helps keep your mind focused and calm.

Don’t forget regular breaks. It’s easy to get caught into working longer hours at home, but taking frequent breaks is critical to maintaining the right headspace. A full lunch hour or 30 minutes, as you would if you were at work, is vital and should be part of your daily routine. Step away from your workspace, have some timeout and come back feeling refreshed. 10-minute brew breaks won’t hurt either.

Dressing appropriately for the day, having a personal workspace, and taking regular breaks is a fantastic routine when working from home.

 

Although lockdown is easing in the UK, COVID-19 is still around. Many businesses have adapted well to working from home, and we’re hearing of more offices implementing a ‘work from anywhere’ policy, meaning, the typical Monday-Friday, 9-5 in the office is becoming a thing of the past.

If this is a new policy that your business is introducing, then contact Buytshirtsonline today about our t-shirt printing options. Our polo shirt embroidery service is a popular choice, and not only does it look smart, but it’s also comfortable attire when working remotely.

 

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