Working from your Sanctuary
March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020
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For many who find themselves working within the confines of a cozy and warm home, a fortune of new opportunities await. A shift in the way our routines are structured is now in play and with this in mind, our team at Picos have created the ultimate guide to help you navigate the ‘me time’ you’ve probably needed.

As optimists, we see this period of change as an interlude characterised by opportunities for growth, upskilling, fun and quality time with loved ones. Never before have we had such a toolkit of resources and technology so readily available to keep us feeling productive and engaged. Neither have we seen times of social connectedness as we have now on social media channels. Door-to-door wine delivery, made accessible by apps like Tipple, is definitely a luxury we weren’t afforded in the past. So, despite the grim nature of this intermission, we present to you our manual for personal development from the comfort of your sanctuary.

Believe it or not, there are millions of people who have mastered the art of staying in and being productive while doing it. This cohort has no shortage of activities on the backburner or hidden crafts up their sleeves. Examples of these party tricks include exercises you can do from the comfort of your bed, tips to create the ideal home office, how to budget like a boss or why having plants around will bring good feng shui into your space. Luckily for us, we are a click away from learning how to play new instruments, channelling our inner Betty Crockers, making better lifestyle choices or becoming global TikTok sensations. ‘Cabin fever’ is no match for the creative mind or the Internet.

When it comes to fitness and wellbeing, an abundance of influencer accounts promoting healthy living can be found on social media sites like Instagram. Alternatively, you can join online programs to access workout videos, expert nutrition advice, meal plans and meditation classes. One of our favourite health and lifestyle communities, Keep It Cleaner (or KIC), has developed a platform that does just that, so that ‘you can kiss the gym and its sweaty strangers goodbye’. Founded by Aussie model-turned-entrepreneurs, Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, this network encourages positive body image, strategies for a healthy mind and a balanced diet that includes some of the sweets we just can’t live without.

For those who are less inclined to do squats or be in downward-facing dog position, other activities include reading, solving puzzles like Sudoku or of course, there’s Netflix. Good Samaritans out there have already made the most of their spare time at home compiling movie recommendation lists to lighten the mood and keep you entertained. Whether you’re the kind of personality that binge watches reality shows or indulges in Science Fiction movies, you’ll find everything you need online. We do, however, suggest that you err on the side of caution and stay away from the Apocalypse Genre for the time being (Birdbox is probably not a good idea).

As we adjust to a new way of life, now is a more important time than ever to get comfortable with the digital landscape. App developers are set in motion configuring new software programs aimed at making your life working from home better. Meanwhile, retail companies and hospitality groups are working at full-throttle to push online sales using email marketing and delivery services. Your business should be no exception when it comes to digitising your livelihood. Using online marketing, you too can establish a presence on the Web, build a community and reach your defined target audience there, without needing a brick and mortar location.

At the best of times, change can be destabilising. In this case, we understand that many businesses are experiencing major disruptions - the likes of which may be incapacitating. In response to this, we offer our services, wherever possible, to alleviate any of your digital concerns or to help you lay the groundwork for a new online strategy. At no cost, we will make our team available to you for a consultation, so that no company is left behind. To arrange a time to speak with one of our experts, head to the ‘Contact’ link.


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