Losing your mind yet from social distancing? Us too. While the Soma team is working tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure you’re still receiving the quality service you expect from us, we’re also trying to stay sane in our tight quarters.
Check out some tips that our employees have been sharing on our Slack channel as a way to get the most out of WFH, not lose their mind, and stay healthy!
Stick to a routine!
While your day to day has definitely changed, you should still maintain as much of your daily schedule as you can. Get up at the same time, make some pour-over with our Brew Bottle, do some morning yoga. It might not be the same as it once was, but it will help you foster a better work-life balance. Pro tip? Take an actual lunch break! This is something we struggle with when working at the office but it is extra important at times like this to disconnect and have some ‘me’ time.
Get fresh air!
The majority of our office lives and work in New York City, so ‘fresh air’ is more of a suggestion. Whether it’s taking a walk around the block, escaping out to your fire escape for a few minutes, or taking your dog to the park (luckily we don’t have to stay 6 feet away from our furry BFF’s) let’s get as much fresh air as we can...while we can.
Pick up a hobby!
That hobby you’ve been meaning to pick up for the last 10 years? Yeah, try that! Drawing? Painting? Sewing? Jewelry making? Now’s the time. Our Marketing Manager has been super into making friendship bracelets (to share with her friends when she can see them again), while our Operations Coordinator has been testing out her skills on a yoga mat (stay stress-free is key here).
Create a workspace!
It’s so easy to want to stay in bed and grab your laptop, but anyone who’s tried that knows it’s not great for productivity. Your living space may not be as roomy as your office but it’s important to dedicate a special space for you to get your work done. This will help your brain learn that your bed is for sleeping, not for working. Get creative! Hamper as a desk? Kitchen counter as an office chair? Whatever works!