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Let’s work together while staying apart!

Griffith is committed to supporting our staff and colleagues working both from home and on-site. For most of us, remote work is a new experience, bringing new challenges that require new adjustments to the way we work. 

In order to help with this adjustment, we're sharing tips, ideas, recommendations and resources to help you get through this time. Check back weekly for our latest tips!

This week...

Find your zen. Try spending some time every day or two getting in touch with how you're really feeling. A guided meditation is a great way to check in with yourself, mind and body, and get yourself feeling rested and rejuvenated. Why not start with this one? 

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Remote Work Checklist

Consider setting up a Remote Work Checklist. 

Sometimes getting back to basics is the best way to start a new project - or a new way of work. Think about what helps you get through the day in the office, whether that's a clean workspace, catching up with coworkers, or going for a walk - then find a way to implement that into your remote work. 

So, what's on your remote work checklist? Set aside some time this week to figure out what helps you feel & do your best, then make it part of your daily or weekly routine! 

Microsoft 365 created an infographic with a few fantastic ideas to help you get started.

Healthy Remote Working - Part 1

Are you practising Healthy Remote Working? Remote working has different challenges and requirements that you and your team might not be used to yet. Check in with yourself and your team to make sure everyone's following the tips below and keeping healthy while working remotely.

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Healthy Remote Working - Part Two

Are you practising Healthy Remote Working? 

Remote working has different challenges and requirements that you and your team might not be used to yet. Check in with yourself and your team to make sure everyone's following the tips below and keeping healthy while working remotely.

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Home Office Ergonomics

Is your workspace set up for success?

Keep ergonomic principles and best practices in mind when you set up your home workspace. A little attention to things like posture, as well as mood lifters like plants and music, can make the difference between struggling through your day and flying through it!

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Tips for a Healthy Routine

Social distancing can feel like an excuse to let the rules of "real life" fall by the wayside - it's easy to snack all day and stay up all night when you're left to your own devices. That's why it's so important to have a daily routine. Make time for things like regular meals, talking with family and friends, enjoying some fresh air and getting to sleep early enough that you're rested and refreshed for the next day.

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Supporting Working Parents

Working remotely is already hard - and it's even harder when there are a few little ones around! The good news is that there are plenty of tools on the internet to help keep kids engaged, healthy and even learning during this tricky time. IXL gives kids of all ages lessons to work through, covering a lot of the same information they'd be doing in school - all the better to keep those little brains learning! When sitting still just isn't an option, set up this five-minute exercise video on YouTube to help them work out some of that extra energy!

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Mind your Mental Wellbeing

Weeks of stress and uncertainty can take their toll on your mental wellness - take a look at the tips below, and make sure you're looking after yourself as best you can!

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Stay Connected With Colleagues

Remember to take time to catch up with friends and colleagues! Zoom doesn't have to just be for meetings - you can use it to schedule a virtual coffee break when your energy starts to dip mid-afternoon. 

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Unleash your inner chef!

We're all spending a lot more time in close proximity to our kitchens, so why not try out a new recipe? Whether you're an experienced chef or your knowledge of cooking extends to toast and no further, now is a great time to give yourself the challenge of learning to make something new. 

  • Need a carb fix? Here are a few pasta recipes to get you started!
  • Want to get a healthy dinner on the table fast? Jamie Oliver has you sorted. 

Happy cooking!

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Get moving!

You're probably not on your feet quite as much as you'd normally be, between commuting, coffee runs and regular socialising, so it's important to work some stretching into your day to keep those muscles feeling good! A bit of chair yoga or a quick pilates break is easy to work into your daily routine, and you'll feel the difference fast! 

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Share your tips!

We want to hear how you're taking care of yourself right now. Show us your home workstation, activities with your children or pets, your favourite Zoom background, the best thing you've cooked during lockdown, or anything else you're enjoying! We want to create a collage showing how the Griffith community is coping, and when you share you're in with a chance to win a €100 One4all voucher! 

Please note that by sending your photo, you are giving consent for this to be shared with work colleagues.

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Get better sleep!

Having trouble sleeping? There are plenty of simple adjustments you can make to your daily routine to help you get a good night's sleep. Try having herbal tea to relax before bed, or getting outside during the day to regulate your circadian rhythm. Avoid caffeine later in the day, and give yourself some screen-free time before bed!

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Can't touch this!

If you were carefully and studiously avoiding touching your face back in March, only to have gotten a little bit lax about it now that it's nearly June, you're not alone. It's still one of the best ways to keep yourself safe, though, especially when combined with frequent, thorough hand washing. Review the tips below and get back on top of your no-touch game! 

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