An Influencer’s Guide To Working From Home During A Global Pandemic

To all my dearest followers,

Lockdown. Coronavirus. Global pandemic. Three words I never anticipated writing on my lifestyle, fashion, food, yoga and wellbeing blog when I launched it three days ago.

First of all, thank you so much for all your kind words of support. As you probably saw on my most recent IGTV Live Story Meme, I had to cancel my upcoming vacation to the Seychelles. Rather than dwell on what’s lost, I’m choosing to look at the positives and remind myself that health is of utmost importance in these unprecedented times — and that I didn’t pay a dime for the trip to begin with.

It seems like the entire world is in lockdown at the moment, and as someone who works from home on a daily basis, I thought I’d share with you — my dearest followers — my top tips and rules to work by. It’s times like this we’re reminded that we’re truly all in this together – even if the house I’m in is much bigger than yours.

Tip One: Create a Work From Home Routine

As my latest Instagram posts reads: ‘The Secret of Your Future is Hidden in Your Daily Routine’

Admittedly, the first couple of days might feel like a holiday — no more shockingly early wake-up calls to make that delayed, crowded train to work (personally I always opt for a private taxi whenever possible — use my code ONELIFE30 for 30% off your next post-lockdown trip).

You might feel tempted to roll out of bed and straight into your large home office.

However appealing this might be, I find a regimented daily routine where I wake up as early as possible for no reason whatsoever really does help focus my mind.

Around 5.15 a.m., I’ll wake up naturally, change into my Fabletics gym leggings (use code GOTFORFREE75 to get 7.5% off your next purchase) and jot down a couple of things I’m grateful for. Only then do I feel capable of taking on the day and head to my work station.

Extra tip: If you don’t have a dedicated home office, try to find the biggest space you have that isn’t your bedroom, living room or kitchen. It really does make all the difference.

Tip Two: Don’t Forget to Hydrate

As my recent TikTok dance routine suggests: Coffee first, Emails Later.

Seriously, I don’t know where I’d be without my pro £700 #gifted Nespresso machine. Before lockdown I was lucky enough to receive 200 cartons of oat milk and I couldn’t be more thankful.

If you’re used to ordering a latte from your favourite local independent coffee shop, recreate the goodness at home by watching my YouTube tutorial on how I make the perfect cup (use code LOVEMYLIFE20 to get 20% off your next purchase of coffee beans / oat milk / literally anything I can make relevant to this blog post during COVID-19).

Tip Three: Don’t Forget to Get Dressed

As my latest blog post declared: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile — And An Oversized Band T Shirt.

Old pyjamas might seem like a good idea, but, my dear friends, they aren’t. Instead, opt for soft, comfortable loungewear, that look a lot like pyjamas but — most importantly — are triple the price.  

Click here to see my hand-picked selection of completely unnecessary loungewear worth every single penny, even if I absolutely did not pay for them.

Tip Four: Move Your Body!

As per last night’s tweet: Burpees then Burgers #amiright

I always take the time to fit daily movement into my busy diary, usually an intense 25-minute home workout or a quick session on my Peloton bike.

Did you know you can follow my fitness YouTube channel to see all my favourite fitness routines? You don’t need any equipment, but it would definitely help if you had all the expensive stuff I’m using.

Tip Five: Don’t Forget to Take a Lunch Break

And use my code IDONTPAYFORANYTHING100 to get absolutely nothing off your next delicious meal.

And that’s it! To keep things as normal as possible, I will continue to film YouTube clothing hauls in a bid to encourage you to buy things you definitely do not need during this global pandemic.  

Remember this too shall pass. Keep safe everyone x

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