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7 simple Microsoft 365 wellbeing tips

By 8th February 2022August 10th, 2023No Comments

We’re sharing self-care and Microsoft 365 wellbeing tips and tricks.

Tip 1

Whether you’re a hybrid worker or fully remote, these Microsoft 365 wellbeing tips are for you. Especially this one.

Let’s get rid of back-to-back meetings. You don’t like them. And your colleagues probably won’t either. You can set Outlook to shorten your meeting durations automatically 🤯 Usually, meetings are set in one hour or half-hour increments. For example, the default will be 14:00 or 14:30. You can change that default.

You can set it so that you give yourself some breathing space between them. And depending on if your meeting is less than one hour or one hour or longer – you can change the settings to suit you. Whether you’d like five or ten minutes – it’s up to you. It’s something we strongly recommend.

Tip 2

Don’t you just want to focus without being interrupted? Here’s how you can protect your time with these Microsoft 365 wellbeing tips.

Research shows that it can take an average of 23 minutes to refocus on a task after a distraction. Constant distractions during focused work can cause higher stress and lower productivity. With Viva Insights, focusing is made easier. And you can focus your time to get your work done uninterrupted.

When you’re on the Viva Focus section you’ll see statistics that are individual and private to you and that’ll help you schedule time for you to reserve for yourself, to get your work done. Blocking a few hours every day to focus without interruptions will help you make progress on your important tasks and projects.

Tip 3

Millions of organisations around the world responded to the pandemic by moving to remote and hybrid work. And Microsoft understood how to help them with Viva Insights, especially Viva Collaboration. It’s helped people feel connected, supported and bring their best selves to work.

On Viva Collaboration you can find out your meeting habits. Have you been sending last-minute invitations? Have you been joining meetings late? These are things you can improve on by looking at these stats.

Tip 4

Have you used Headspace on Microsoft Teams yet? We have, and we love it. Microsoft Teams helps us feel connected with our colleagues, and now with Headspace we can disconnect and recharge in the same space.

Now you can tap into moments of mindfulness with Headspace. Whether it’s noting down patterns of how you’re feeling throughout work or taking five minutes to do a breathing session. It can make all the difference.

Tip 5

When you need to get your head down and do your work but you can’t because you’ve got all those notifications going off … does that sound like you?

Well, here’s your Microsoft 365 tip on how to get your notifications right for you. You can change notifications to priority only, where you can customise your priority list, or you can hide all notifications, expect for alarms.

Tip 6

Please don’t miss your lunch break. You can block out time for your lunch hour in Outlook.

It’s so easy to get caught up and lose track of time. And scheduling lunchtime as an appointment in your Outlook calendar keeps you prioritising and taking care of yourself and preventing others from scheduling a meeting over lunch. You’ll be displayed as busy on Microsoft Teams too. And we mean really going and taking your lunch. Not checking your phone for notifications while throwing lunch together.

Tip 7

Manage your notifications on the go and choose your quiet times. It can be hard to disconnect – especially when you work from home and it’s so easy to click on the Microsoft Teams app. You can now choose your quiet hours and quiet days depending on your work schedule. During these hours you won’t get any notifications on your mobile.

Valentine’s Day bonus tip!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s to keeping the conversations going and the emojis flowing. 💗

Here’s how you can easily add a special emoji to your Teams chats.

Thanks for reading our Microsoft 365 wellbeing tips blog. Get in touch if you’d like to find out about our Evergreen service which can combine data-driven insight with expert upskilling of your people to keep up with what’s new in Microsoft 365.

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