The onset of COVID-19 has triggered a widespread shift towards working from home, including within the Medical profession. For some, the transition has been a smooth one, but for those who have never worked remotely before, settling into a new rhythm away from the office or hospital can be a challenge.
At Triple0, our systems and processes have long been set up to allow us to work from home – or, in fact, anywhere in the world! Even prior to COVID-19, we often had team members working from home to allow them to care for sick kids or focus without the usual office distractions around them.
To help you adapt to studying and working from home when you’re not required to be at the hospital, we are sharing what works for us:
Find a dedicated space to work in
The importance of separating work and home life cannot be overstated. The ability to walk into your office and switch into work mode, and then walk out into the house at the end of the day, is key to your wellbeing.
Remember to take breaks
Manage your workday in hour-long blocks and take a 5-10 minute break at the end of each one. During that break, you might hang the washing out or do some prep for the evening meal. It is amazing how much better you will feel throughout the day!
Go for a walk
At some stage during the day, go for a walk around the block; 15-20 mins is all you need to recharge, get some vitamin D and find a fresh outlook on your day.
Stay connected with your colleagues
If you have the technology to do so, use video calls with your colleagues when you can. It is amazing how that breaks up the feeling of isolation. And if you need to talk, feel free to have a video chat with one of us, we’d love to hear from you!
Be flexible & understanding
It is completely acceptable to have your kids turn up in a meeting – we have them turn up in our own team video meeting every day, often with a good laugh from the team. Remember, being stuck at home is tough on the kids too!
We hope these tips help you adapt to your remote arrangement and make the most of working from home during this time. If you need more advice or would like support with navigating the Medical recruitment process, feel free to reach out to the Triple0 team.