Feeling stuck working from home or in isolation? Our 2021 exec share their top tips for working productively from home - and for finding that healthy work-life balance when the two spheres aren’t separated.
This is really important to keep you focused and on track. I find really quantifying your goal helps you to be productive – for example, you could be like ‘I want to get X number of pages of reading done today’ or ‘I want to write 500 words for this essay’. It makes it so much easier to feel like you’ve really accomplished something.
Soo Hahn, Vice-President Creative
That way you can always see what you need to get done.
Liv Tomlinson, Creative Marketing Director
Divide up your day and take breaks in between to re-set. It’s really important not to just keep powering through because you ‘have to get it all done today’ – you’ll burn out and actually end up being less productive. The 15-minute break is so worth it.
Caragh Taylor, Head of Marketing/PR
As far as possible, have a dedicated space where you work and a dedicated space where you relax, even if it's just the difference between your desk and your bed.
Georgia Taylor, Head of Fashion
This helps you to keep sight (literally) of both short-term objectives and longer-term goals without losing track of time.
James Curtis, Treasurer
Active downtime, and consciously setting aside time for this downtime, is arguably just as important as the other things you do during your day. Do something you enjoy.
Rose Harman, Creative Director
It’s so easy to focus on the future and not take time to consider what you have actually achieved and how lucky you are to have the opportunities you do. Write down 5 things you’re grateful for if you’re feeling uninspired or unmotivated. Remind yourself what you want long-term and what you’re doing in the present to get there. Take a moment to be thankful for the opportunities you have.
Odi Oladuji, Vice-President Operations
Let your brain switch off.
Sian Gibbons, Product Sponsorship Director
What you wear can seriously affect your mood. Get dressed like you mean it – you’ve got this day under control.
Ellie Smyth, Womenswear Director
Exercise is seriously key – so is recovery relaxation. Find balance in all aspects and it’ll help you to be more productive.
Eve Howarth, Financial Sponsorship Director
Having fun things to look forward to makes it so much easier to focus on your work. Productivity is driven by finding balance.
Niamh McGuinn, Product Sponsorship Director