08 Apr Tips for Working from Home
Spring of 2020 is a season we will always remember. Covid-19 has changed everyone’s lives in one way or another. “Stay home, save lives” and “social distancing” are the common phrases of the day.
For many of us fortunate enough to still be employed, we are now working from home. We have a new appreciation for technology which keeps us connected and moving forward with our business. There are conference calls, zoom and web-ex meetings, and daily emails to attend to, but how do we keep ourselves healthy mentally, physically, and emotionally while all this is happening? We have compiled a few practical tips for taking care of ourselves during this very unusual time.
Have a daily routine. Getting up at a designated time that works for you and keeping a schedule can help both physically and emotionally.
Move around. Try to schedule time to be active each day. This might mean working out at home, taking a walk or bike ride outside, or simply playing with the kids. Also, walk away from your computer or desk every 30 minutes for a short break.
Eat healthy. While it’s very tempting to graze on chips, jelly beans, or chocolate eggs all day, that’s simply not providing the fuel your body needs. Keep your immune system intact by preparing healthy smacks and meals filled with proteins and nutrients.
Get enough sleep. This is easier to do if you have been physically active for a part of your day.
Take a break from the news. Reading, listening, or watching the news about the pandemic can be upsetting and cause depression in some people. Try to limit yourself to checking in once daily or every few days for the newest updates.
Connect with others. During this time when we cannot all be together it’s still important to stay connected. Phone a friend, zoom with the family for a game night, or read a bedtime story to a little one via Facetime.
Most likely you have many other ideas you could add to this list. Just remember it’s more important now than ever to prioritize out physical, mental, and emotion health. Not only will healthy habits help our personal wellbeing but it will also improve our work productivity.
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