How to strike a work-life balance

Whether you’re working from home, at a co-working space or in the office, these tips will help you refresh your working day. We spoke to Paige Kennard, Product Marketing Manager at QDOS Sound to find out her tips…

Tidy desk, tidy mind

That saying is very true for a lot of people. Having your desk cluttered can be a distraction and make you feel unorganised. Of course we may need things on our desk, so get yourself some stationery such as paper tray organisers, pen pots, anything that will keep that clutter at bay!

Get up, stand up

If you’re sitting at a desk all day, it really does have quite an effect on your body. It’s not natural to be seated for the majority of your week. Make sure you get up every hour and just walk around, even if it’s for one minute! If you can, why not find a quiet, unused room and get in five minutes of stretching in your lunch break.

Organisation is KEY

End each work day with a to-do list for the following day. When you come in the next morning, it’s clear in your head what the focus is for the day. You don’t need to waste time going back through emails and remembering what it was you had to do!

Eat well, drink well

Although it can be difficult in the office to resist that biscuit with that cup of tea, it is important to eat well. The occasional biscuit of course doesn’t hurt, and compliments that afternoon cup of tea very well, but it’s all about moderation. Binging on the sugary drinks, crisps, biscuits each day will ultimately give you a short-term sugar rush, but when that disappears, you find yourself feeling sluggish and it can be hard to concentrate. Stay hydrated with plenty of water, and favour the healthier snacks if you can!

Know when to call it a day!

You have to have the self-discipline to walk away from the office and close down your computer. Work may always be coming in, but you have to (for your sanity!) know when to remove yourself from your work environment and enjoy some free time.