Heading back to work after lockdown

With the world slowly coming out of lockdown and life returning back to normal you are probably wondering how on earth you can get yourself back into the routine of a working week. Follow our tips below to make that first week back feel slightly easier.

Clean your wardrobe

The best place to start is with your clothes. If you feel confident in what you are wearing, this will automatically put you in a good mood for the rest of your day. Start by taking all your work clothes out of your wardrobe and trying everything on. Make two piles, one to keep and one to go. Remember to get rid of anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, that no longer fits or that you simply do not like. With the items you do decide to keep, wash, iron and put them straight back into your wardrobe ready for your first week back.

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Once you know what day you will be heading back into work, it is important that you plan and check your route. With many public transport links offering a reduced service, it may be worth checking if you need to set off a little bit early as no one likes to be late - especially on the first day.

Sleep cycle

We understand that throughout lockdown it’s been hard to say no to those afternoon naps and late nights. However, you might have found this has messed with your body clock slightly. Instead of shocking your body into waking up earlier all at once, try going to bed and waking up an hour earlier than you currently are over a period of a few days. This will ease your body back into it is normal routine and stop you from being in shock when your first hear the alarm going off again.

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Meal Plan

We all know how easy it is to say you will just get lunch at work when you’re in a rush and heading out the door, but how expensive and good for you is that lunch? We suggest making a meal plan every weekend for what you want to eat the following week at work. By planning your meals ahead of time, not only will it save you money in the long run but it will stop you from eating unhealthy snacks and spending money unnecessarily.

A change in the way Prepayment customers top up

From May 1st 2020 prepayment customers will no longer be able to top up their gas and electric at Payzone retailers. We have not taken this decision to move away from Payzone lightly and have taken into consideration the number of retailers and customers who currently use this service.

Alternatively to Payzone, all our prepayment customers will be able to top up as normal with PayPoint. PayPoint currently have over 28,000 retailers across the UK, this means you are approximately only ever one mile from your nearest top up location!

Ways to top up

  • Top up via PayPoint- Over 28,000 PayPoint locations in the UK! To find your nearest PayPoint please click here http://bit.ly/findmypaypoint Here's a guide on how to use the PayPoint website to find your nearest PayPoint. https://youtu.be/DbNEZ61VFU8
  • Top up online – If you do currently have SMART meters, you can top up online, via our mobile app, or over the phone using our dedicated automated top up line.

For more help or advice when it comes to topping up give our customer service team a call on 03300414902

Enjoy spring from home

It’s officially spring time here in the UK normally we’d fill this time going on family days out, walks in the countryside or even meet up with friends but what can we do to keep us occupied while still enjoying spring whilst practising social distancing? Below we’ve put together a list of things to keep us all busy during this time.

Gardening

We are still able to enjoy our gardens and typically spring has always been known as the best time of the year to start on your garden.  Take advantage of being at home and use this time to get ahead whether you need to cut your grass, deadhead old flowers, rearrange your layout or even plant some seeds. Getting outside will not only help improve your mood but it will also get some important vitamin D into your body.

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Spring cleaning

There’s no better time to clear out the unnecessary items that you have piled up around your house. By taking a room a day and sorting through all the areas within it you’ll not only declutter your space but more than likely find those missing items you once lost. Once you have completed your spring clean you can then decide if you would like to donate your unwanted items to charity or sell for some extra money in your pocket.

New Recipes

How many times have you told yourself you are going to start eating better or cook more? There’s no time like the present to pull those cookbooks back out of the back of the cupboard and start getting creative in the kitchen. You may just come across your new favourite meal while filling your freezer up at the same time.

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Easter at home

This year for Easter it looks like many of us will be spending it at home with our loved ones, for many parents trying to keep their children entertained at the best of times can be a difficult task so we’ve put together some easy tips to keep your little ones busy throughout the whole of Easter.

Send Easter cards

Not seeing family members during this time can be difficult but especially for children, why not get them to make Easter cards for family and friends. Writing the cards gives them the perfect opportunity to practice their handwriting as well as letting them get creative with the designs.

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Easter egg hunt in the garden

Just because we’re at home doesn’t mean that the children have to miss out on the annual Easter egg hunt instead have a mini egg hunt in your garden. Before going out in the sunshine get the craft supplies out and get your children to make their own Easter egg baskets this way you are entertaining them that little bit longer before the egg hunt and making sure those all important eggs are not eaten right away.

Hard boiled eggs

Decorating hard boiled eggs is a cheap yet simple way to keep your children busy for a few hours. Once all the eggs are decorated you could hold a mini competition between your children and let the winning pick a film of their choice for the whole family to watch later that evening. Before you boil the eggs make sure to boil the water in the kettle first, this will save you money on your energy bills. Check out our energy saving tips for more helpful tips and tricks: https://www.nabuhenergy.co.uk/quick-energy-saving-tips/

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We want to wish you all a very happy Easter!

Educating your children from home

No one could have predicted the closure of schools or nurseries. However, with a lockdown being in full effect, many parents are faced with the unexpected task of providing education for their children.

A lot of schools have advised parents to carry on with their children's education from home. The idea is that parents structure their day the best they can around a normal school day. Many schools have given out educational packs containing extra homework and reading books.

Here at Nabuh, we wanted to help all of our customers with young children out as much as possibly can. We have found a few platforms online which can help with at-home lessons.

Carol Vorderman has created a website dedicated to maths called The Maths Factor.

It is aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age. It is full of videos and activities to help children learn their mathematics. Normally, this is a paid subscription, however, the company has recently scrapped all charges and made this a free service until all schools are back open.

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Cute little child girl in sunglasses playing guitar at home

For music, Myleene Klass has recently set up a YouTube channel called Myleene's Music Klass.

This is a free class and is suitable for children of all ages. The class will range from singing to teaching teaching children how to play music with everyday items. New videos will be posted every Monday and Wednesday.

Joe Wicks has set up a YouTube class called #PEwithJoe. this is available on his YouTube channel The body coach TV. It is designed to get children up and moving about first thing to give them energy for the rest of the day. New videos are posted every morning at 9am and are suitable for all age groups.