Working from anywhere

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Set your own flexibility

Many companies give their employees the opportunity to work outside the office. Thanks to your smartphone and laptop, you can access data and communicate with colleagues and customers any time, anywhere, whether you’re on a business trip or working from home.

This increased flexibility has benefits, especially if you want to better harmonise your work activities, family commitments and plans for healthy leisure activities. However, the blurring of professional and private lives can also have drawbacks. Clear agreements regarding working hours and availability as well as good planning are therefore particularly important.

Happy out of the office

Out-of-office appointments such as business trips or working at a different location offer variety. However, breaking out of the usual routines can also lead to increased stress. There is a higher risk of exhaustion, tension or sleep disruption. This makes it all the more important to take short recovery breaks.

Explore opportunities

Before you begin your day, go through your daily routine in your head. This will help you to adapt to changing circumstances. Establish free spaces in which you can switch off. What opportunities are there in your area? Nice walks, jogging routes, cultural offerings? Create plans.

Stay in touch with home

One reason for sadness or bad moods is lack of contact with your partner or family. Think about when you have time for phone calls. Together, you can plan what you would like to do after you get back.

Well organised working from home

Studies show that employees working from home work more efficiently and in a more focussed manner. The greater independence has a positive impact in general. However, self-discipline also needs to be developed. By doing so, you can prevent frustration and fatigue.

Begin consciously, end consciously

When are you most productive? Make a conscious decision about when to begin your working day and plan out what you want to achieve and when. Also think about your breaks! Arrange with your family when you need to be undisturbed and when time together begins.

Separate work and home

A separate office is the ideal situation, but this is not always possible. It is important that your workspace is bright and quiet and that it meets minimum ergonomic standards. You should be able to customise the sharpness, brightness and contrast of your computer screen to your needs. Your office chair and desk should be adjustable to your body size and should allow you to change position.

Healthy snacks for a productive day

A balanced, low-fat, vitamin-rich diet gives you the energy you need for your day. Take a healthy lunch break. A fresh salad is easy to make. Nuts, fruit or carrot sticks are the perfect brain nourishment for in-between snacks. Make sure you have regular, reasonable, moderate meals in the case of mobile working.

Short breaks now and then

Both body and mind need regular breaks. Stand up from time to time and move your shoulders, neck and arms. A short walk can also help against mental blocks.

Switch off purposefully

Do you find it difficult to switch off in the evenings? Relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation or autogenic training will help you to relax properly.

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