We, along with every other business on the planet, have written about staying productive and reducing stress levels when working from home, but let’s be real, isolation/lockdown/social distancing is weird but it’s here to stay.
It honestly feels like we’re in this limbo of waking up not knowing what day of the week it is, having meetings in pjs or while trying to have a quite workout sesh, then suddenly it’s 3pm and really we’ve been binging YouTube all day.
If you’ve binged Netflix’s Tiger King and finished all 16 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy twice, here are some of our favourite YouTube channels to help pass the time alone a little quicker. Enjoy! We’ll be sharing more of our favourite channels, videos and tips on our Instagram and Twitter. Give us a follow there and tell us what channels are getting you through this crazy pandemic.
What’s better torture than looking at delicious food when your kitchen is only stocked with different types of pasta?! Food and cooking channels have seen a rise in popularity in recent years and are the perfect binge-worthy content.
Bon Appetit - a classic! If you haven’t been sucked into the BA Test Kitchen hole yet, you clearly don’t watch enough YouTube! The test kitchen chefs produce great food but also do a fantastic job of making it seem like we’re all friends. There’s something there for everyone from Molly being sent out on culinary adventures to Chris recreating famous dishes blindfolded to Brad being a chaotic mess.
SORTEDfood is a British delight set up by a group of school friends, which has 2 professional chefs and 3 ‘mortals’. (Did we say ‘mortals’? We meant ‘normals’. Definitely ‘normals’). Their videos are hilarious, inventive and involve the audience, with most of their content coming from recommendations in the comments! They’ve been on YouTube for over 10 years, so there’s plenty of content to catchup on
I’d be surprised if you were able to escape the barrage of news at the moment, but in case you want small information hits, Sky News is the place to go. Most of their videos are under 4 minutes and it’s a great way to keep on top of the current situation.
For more long-form content, Medlife Crisis has produced some super interesting videos about COVID-19 from a medical perspective. Well researched information that can help you understand what measures are in place and why, as well as bust some myths!
If you’re one of those highly ambitious people who is committed to self-growth during this time, perhaps you’re learning a new language. Perhaps that’s Spanish. Perhaps you’re in need of some informative YouTube channels to help you learn. Well, it just so happens that both Sky News and Medlife Crisis have Spanish channels - translated by yours truly!
If you are team productive or, like us, still working from home, there’s still room for procrastination if it’s about productivity, right?! There are so many fantastic creators sharing their productivity tips and these are our favourites!
muchelleb is an Australian YouTuber who not only produces beautiful and aesthetic videos, but is also a queen of resetting yourself and building new habits.
Matt D’Avella is probably best known for his videos on minimalism or his year of learning new habits. Like muchelleb, his videos are beautifully produced with a clean and refreshing style making them the perfect antidote to the stress of working from home.
Some of these aren’t so guilty, just a bit random. Some definitely are guilty and we’re here to share the joy and reduce the shame.
James Hoffmann is the former Barista World Champion and, naturally, has a channel all about coffee. His voice is so comforting and his videos are so clean - he’s basically the human version of Apple. If you’re into your coffee, his content is super informative too!
SomeGoodNews is an absolute delight. John Krasinski of The Office US fame has a channel sharing good news of the week. Tanya was very assertive about sharing this with everyone, you’ve been told!
Zach Choi ASMR - this is Margarita’s latest obsession. Most of the team do not appreciate the amplified slurping and crunching noises, but if ASMR is your thing (along with the 7.7 million people that subscribe to Zach), this is the channel for you.
We hope we’ve shared some new channels for you to get obsessed with. Even if you are working from home, it’s important to prioritise leisure and downtime - and what better way than YouTube! Want us to cover anything else WFH related? DM us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Stay home and stay safe!