• Sarah

Do Everything From Home

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Work from home is everywhere nowadays. We get it, it’s novel to most, and it’s probably pretty confusing having to navigate remote work so suddenly. But with how everything is progressing in the world, it seems like most of us are going to be doing a lot more than just working from home.

So instead of a typical “This is how to be more productive working from home” article, we’ve gone for a more holistic approach. Here’s how you can do everything from home, links inclusive, tried and tested by the Breathe team.

1. Learn Something New

We don’t know about you, but at Breathe, we want at least try to be a little productive with all this newfound time we’ve got on our hands.

2. Work on Your Portfolio

Following the thread of being productive, we’re pretty sure everyone’s anxious about possible layoffs and how to remain employable. Hopefully, this will help you if you’re looking to zhuzh up your portfolio. One of the easiest things? Update it with your latest and greatest works. But we’re also seeing more and more companies asking if you’ve got contributions on Github, so that may be a platform you’d want to explore as well.

3. Meditate

Not gonna lie, being productive is a lot of work. Plus with all the gloom and doom going around now, taking some time to relax is going to do wonders for your mental health (like it did for ours). What sold us on meditation was that experts have found that it’s beneficial for reducing stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression, which sounds pretty spot on for what we need at this point.

4. Spend Some Time With Your Friends

Within the means of social distancing of course, so let's not do anything drastic like inviting them over to your place, or going out for drinks. But even the most introverted introvert gets tired of being alone sometimes right?

Just to hang,

For the Gamers

  • Call of Duty Warzone is free to play!

  • World of Warcraft is having a 100% XP event till 20th April, so it’s a great time to level a new character, or just catch up.

  • Niantic is updating their games with more content and so you can play remotely (for Pokemon GO)

  • BONUS: Plague Inc now lets you save the world from a pandemic instead of destroy it

5. Help Out Those In Need

Lots of people have things pretty bad now, so if you have the capability to help and want to do some good, check out SgUnited for how you can help the community. These aren’t always donation based, and to be fair, some of them do involve you having to leave the house.

6. Get In (Better) Shape

Okay yes we know the gyms are closed AND Decathalon’s out of gym equipment, but that doesn’t mean your fitness goals have to be put on hold. There are lots of things you can do at home to maintain your progress.

  • Chris Hemsworth’s Centr is having a 6 week free trial

  • Natacha Oceane’s Home. Reload is on 25% off for as long as social distancing is a thing

  • Try some yoga for free at CorepowerYoga

  • Live daily workouts by Barry’s that would kick your butt

7. Get Cooking

We’re lucky that in Singapore, shelves at the supermarkets are -mostly- filled. And with all the extra time you’ve got at home, may as well learn a new dish or two right?

8. Travel

Anybody else’s travel plans get unceremoniously cancelled? While we can’t do much about that with Covid-19 the lockdowns happening around, lots of tourist attractions are starting to offer virtual tours if you’re bored of wanderlusting out your window.

Museums and exhibitions you can visit include

You can also check out wonders and places like

Plus, maybe it’ll give you some inspiration on where to go after Covid-19’s done. Our recommendations are The Smithsonian and Iceland. But Montery Bay Aquarium is pretty good, and it’s got live cams as well!

9. Spend Time With Your Kids

Sure, it’s great to have some time with your kids, but it can get hard managing and entertaining young children while trying to finish all the work you’ve got. So here are some ideas for you to (hopefully) get you at least a bit of quiet work time.

So there you have it, your list of things to keep you sane during your stay home notice, or if you’re just trying to stay home as much as possible. If you’re on the search for a new position, remember to check out our tips for job searching during a hiring slowdown.