Work From Home? Your Guide to Getting in the Festive Spirit

If you’re a fully remote worker, seeing pictures and Instagram reels of office Christmas parties or roast dinners can create some intense FOMO (fear of missing out!).

But even if you’re based miles away from your team, this shouldn’t stop you from embracing the Christmas spirit while working from home.

Here are our tips to get you in the festive spirit while remote working…


Don’t skip the decorations!

When you work from home, it’s more important than ever to make sure the Christmas decorations are up! Being able to appreciate them and feel festive at all hours of the day is a huge mood booster when the gloomy winter weather kicks in.


Upgrade your hot drinks

Spice up your morning coffee or tea with a festive blend


Embrace the countdown

Invest in an advent calendar that gives you a new treat every day!


Take a breath

Did you know that smells can boost brain activity? Treat yourself to some Christmas-themed aromatherapy to improve your mood and promote productivity this festive season. And relax at the end of the day with a calming scent to wind down.


Get social

If you can’t get together in person, arrange a virtual Christmas party where you can socialise with your coworkers, take part in fun activities or even exchange secret Santa gifts that can be posted in advance. A Christmas quiz always goes down a treat!


Brighten up your video calls

Using fun filters, props and costumes can bring some festive flair to regular Zoom or Teams meetings. It’s also a great way to take a festive photo of your remote team all together to share on social media.


Tune into the Christmas songs!

Do you listen to music or the radio while you’re working? Make sure it’s Christmas-themed! Our top recommendations for Christmas radio are Heart Xmas (106.3) and Magic Radio (105.4). And you can also listen online or on your smart speaker!

Or if you’re more into podcasts, we love The Calm Christmas Podcast with Beth Kempton – a wellbeing author sharing her insight into managing a stress-free Christmas. A very cosy, wholesome listen and perfect if you often feel overwhelmed during the festive season.


Reflect and celebrate

Christmas is also the perfect time to reflect on the past year and how far you’ve come. Make sure to express your gratitude for the hard work of your colleagues and team. Sending gifts or e-cards is a great way to personalise the experience.


But if you’re finding it challenging to juggle work and personal commitments, remember to take time for yourself and set those all-important boundaries.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, from the Twenty2 team!

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