The Ultimate Guide For Working From Home: Our Best Tips + Tricks March 20, 2020 17:59
Hi Babes! We know this week has been a little crazy. While we’re still showing up everyday with new arrivals and sending out orders each day - our Impressions HQ team is coming to you from our home offices this week! This week as the whole world seems to shut down, we want to bring you some positivity and encouragement (as well as some tips that we’ve picked up!). Today we put a list together of helpful tips to get you through the upcoming days!
Keep Your Normal Schedule
Even though this will look different, because most of us can’t leave our house, if you’ve suddenly switched from going into an office to walking into your living room, then this tip will be especially helpful for you. If you wake up at 6:30 am, try to keep waking up at 6:30 am. If you go to work at 8 a.m., keep showing up for work at 8 a.m. Even if it’s in the comfort of your own home! One thing that has really helped a few members at Impressions HQ is to make your bed, put on an outfit similar to what you may wear for work, putting on your makeup, and fixing your hair! If you have extra time, it’s the perfect time to even try out that makeup tutorial you’ve been wanting to! Small things like this will help keep a sense of routine in your life. You’ll likely be more productive and when this whole thing is over and you’ll be able to transition back into the working world a little easier!
During this time, it’s important to stay healthy! Keep some healthy snacks on hand such as fruit, veggies and hummus. You can also go for a walk or run around your neighborhood to keep your body moving. Even just taking your pet for a quick 30 minute walk is a great way to get out and get some fresh air. Yoga is also a great indoor activity you can do. Plus, it’s a great way to relax! Some apps and workout sites are even offering free trials right now. It may be a good time to try out a new workout! A few of our faves are Nike Training Club, Blogilates, Barre 3, and Corepower Yoga!
Stay Connected With Friends and Family
For some “social distancing” is so fun because you get to be home alone. Introvert dreams, right?! But, interaction with your family and friends is so important in maintaining those connections outside of your home! A quick phone call, FaceTime or voice text is a great way to keep up with them in the coming weeks! Also, check-in on your extroverted friends! They may really appreciate a text, phone call or FaceTime! Our Impressions HQ girls have seen so many get creative with things like “virtual happy hours” and you know we can ALWAYS get behind a happy hour! Pro tip - set up a 30min Google Hangout or Zoom call with your usual happy hour crew to celebrate making it through Week 1 of Quaratine!
Self care can look like a lot of different things. After you’re done with work for the day, treat yourself to a little “you” time! It’s important that even when working from home, you step away from work at your normal time and have time carved out for yourself. Incorporating a self-care routine is especially important during this time in our world. You deserve to feel calm and cared for! Some of our favorite self-care routines are lighting a candle, taking a bath, meditating, journaling, reading a book, doing something creative and/or working out! Some apps and workout sites are even offering free trials right now. It may be a good time to try out a new workout!
Support Small Businesses
Give your favorite local businesses a virtual hug and offer any support you can, while maintaining a safe distance! Here are some ideas that don’t require you to leave your house: Write a thoughtful message or comment, interact on social media, leave a positive review on Google or Yelp, buy gift cards, and place online orders if you are able to. These small acts can go a long way to support your favorite local businesses!
As we go through this time, we want to encourage our community of #Impressionistas to remember that everyone is in a different situation and dealing with things in different ways. This is something new for all of us and it’s important to remember that we’re all in this together. The team here at Impressions HQ continue to show up for you each day with our latest arrivals! We’ll also continue ship orders out quickly and provide top notch customer support! In the meantime, pour yourself a glass of wine and shop online! See you on social, babes!
Impressions Online Team