3. Encourage workers to take breaks
Isolation can be a major setback when you’re working from home. It can affect your—and your workers’—energy levels and mental state. So as you think about your schedule, consider when you’re most energized and when you’re feeling sluggish. Use this self-evaluation to adjust your schedule and workload accordingly. Work on big projects when you have the most energy and take breaks when you’re feeling low.
And while you’re at it, don’t forget to schedule and take your lunch breaks. Use your breaks to get up and stretch, call a friend, or connect with your team. In stressful times, it’s essential that you take care of your body, reach out when you feel lonely, and eat nourishing food.
Finally, since you and your employees won’t have to commute, encourage them to use that time to do something for themselves. Read a book with your morning coffee, exercise, or go for a walk. Eventually, everyone will start to adopt a healthy routine.