Productive 24 hours working from home

Don't let a day working at home become a boring one, let's plan a productive and exciting 24-hour schedule at home.

Work from Home (WFH): The transition of work place from the corporate environment to home office. During the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, many companies apply work from home policy to prevent the spread of the virus.

Exercise every day - Photo: Phan Nu Uyen Nhi

6:00 - 7:00: It's time to wake up!
Even if we don't have to commute to work, let's get into the habit of getting up early to start a new energetic day, avoiding mood swings when we have to refrain from going out!

The secret to beautiful skin and a beautiful body:
• Make yourself a glass of warm lemon water with honey in a proportion of 1:1:3 (lemon:honey:water) to effectively detox the body before breakfast. If you have to deal with stomachache or abdominal pain, just chug down a glass of warm water!
• Try stretching exercises or gentle yoga for about 15-20 minutes to make your body and your mind more flexible before starting your day. Youtube will be a great souce for you to find work-out videos.


7:00 - 8:00: Key to an energetic day - a breakfast fit for a king!
Never skip breakfast!
This is the most important meal of the day that helps improve concentration. Now that we work alone at home, it is easier to lose focus. Eating breakfast on time will help you to concentrate better and reduce the chances of getting bored while telecommuting. Prepare yourself a big pot of water, a cup of tea or a mug of coffee to drink until noon.

Innovative croissant collection from 'Ăn Vặt 5 Sao' - an online food seller in Hanoi

Suggested breakfast menu: Traditional croissants, French toast with coffee, latte, egg coffee
• Only from 17,000 VND - 50,000 VND
• Ăn Vặt 5 Sao - Hotline: 0888.431.696
You can order your breakfast via food delivery applications such as BAEMIN, Grab Food, Now


8:00 - 12:00: Work, work and work harder!
After getting all dolled up in office outfits, confidently turn on the camera and online working software to start a day full of beans.


12:00 - 12:30: Time to eat! Lunch is ready
If you prefer healthy and home-cooked food, take your time to prepare quick and easy meals yourself.
If you would like to try new dishes, surf the internet for appetizing options, order them, then you will have more time to rest. Tips for busy people: There’re many lunch combos available for affordable prices. Some restaurants even provide delivery service for free.

Our recommendation: Lunch combo from S’Patisserie, one of most beloved bakeries and restaurant in Hanoi. Only VND 79,000, combo includes:
• Your choice of 1 main course: Pad Thai or Fried Rice with Sate Sauce
• Your choice of 1 fresh juice: Lemon or Passion Fruit

Value lunch combo from S'Patisserie


12:30 - 13:00: Maximize your lunch
After lunch, instead of a long sleep, you can spend time listening to audiobooks or your favourite music, practicing meditation, applying skincare products...

Sites/apps with awesome audio-books and music playlists:
• Spotify
• SoundCloud
• Fonos
• Waka 4.0
Moisturizing mask recommendations for those who always work in air-conditioned environment:
• Mediheal NMF Aquaring Ampoule masks
• Banobagi Vita Genic Jelly Mask
• Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Mask
• EUNYUL Aloe Vera


13:00 - 17:30: Wrap up before getting off work!
It’s time to get back to work!
At around 4 pm, your stomach growls and you crave for some afternoon munchies. That’s when you should spoil yourself with fruits or light snacks so that you can have a hearty meal in the evening.
A plate of mixed fruits, including watermelon, pineapple, orange, mango, and lychee, will cool down the summer heat. You can also enjoy the delicious and easy 2-minute dishes such as bread with sliced avocado, yogurt with granola, yogurt smoothies.

Support Bac Giang agricultural products - Photo: Dan Tri

Bac Giang is currently going through the most stressful epidemic days. To support affected farmers in Bac Giang, there are many places that you can buy their agricultural products (lychee, watermelon, cantaloupe, zucchini...). Watermelon is around 8,000 VND/kg, lychee is 20,000 VND/kg,...

‘Rescuing lychee’ addresses in Hanoi:
• Alley 10 Nguyen Van Huyen, Cau Giay
• 31 Hoang Cau, Dong Da
• 2 Cua Bac, Ba Dinh
• 85 Vu Trong Phung, Thanh Xuan
• 80 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Ba Dinh
• Near University of Architecture
• Ho Tung Mau Street


17:30 – 20:00: Time to relax
This is definitely the best feeling in the world: Shut down that computer, close the notebook and head to the kitchen! Pick the vegetables, rinse the rice, and heat up the pot. Take pictures of your everyday meals to participate in the 30-Day Challenges: Home-Cooked Meals on Facebook, TikTok groups and save the photos that make your stomach rumble!

Photo: Tuyet Ruby from 'Yêu Bếp' Facebook Group


20:00 – 21:30: Love yourself, spend quality time with your family
Everyone needs a break, a time to relax.
You can treat yourself to a few hours of relaxing warm baths, play with your kids, chat with your parents, read a good book, and continue your favorite movie on Netflix. Clean the house, sip a cup of chrysanthemum tea to avoid insomnia or join an online language course, maintain a healthy body by exercising (at-home workouts can be found easily on Youtube and it’s free).


21:30 – 22:00++: Calm your mind to prepare for a deep and relaxing sleep
There’s a fact that the number of people who are experiencing stress and insomnia is increasing because we spend too much time at home and the entertainment activities are limited.

Instead of relying on hypnotics to sleep, try these therapies to improve the quality of your sleep:
By light: Using color-changing night-light will help your body ease into its sleep cycle more naturally.
By sound: autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) audio or instrumental music for an effective way to soothe your mind.
By scent: Using an essential oil diffuser or humidifier in your bedroom will help not only balance and moisturize but alsorelax better.

Staying home or working from home is definitely not boring. The most important thing is how we divide our time. We wish everyone good health. Stay safe and optimistic during this pandemic!

Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, an awarded quarantine hotel in Hanoi, is now offering our hotel quarantine service for those who are planning to visit Vietnam. For more information or reservation, please contact us via email: or hotline: (+84) 94 8585 222.

Executive room at Silk Path Hotel Hanoi


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