Self-Care & Health Tips for Work from Home
The year 2020 has been tough and full of surprises! While battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Millions of global citizens have adapted to a work from home pattern. As an employee, you no longer have to head out of the door and travel in a car or bus to reach your office.
The changeover from operating in an office environment to handling work from home working style is quite challenging. In these times of a pandemic, with a house full of family members, it can be taxing and difficult. Schools are closed, visiting the gym is not possible, and with minimum social interactions, the situation at home can turn a bit overwhelming. This is a crucial time when you need to take maximum care of yourself and your family members. Being a support system for each other is the best way to move forward.
Let us consider some self-care tips that can help us adjust to the growing trend of working from home in a productive and satisfying way:
- Regular Sleep Schedule
Going to bed early and getting restful sleep is very necessary. Even if you are home all the time, do not let it upset your sleeping habits. Sticking to your sleep timetable can lead to quality sleep. Without a good night’s sleep, you may wake up groggy and deplete of energy. To compensate, you can take a twenty-minute quick power nap in the afternoon.
- Dress for the Day
Work from home need not be done wearing a pajama. You can get decently dressed and start preparing for doing some quality work. If you are not in a mood to wear a full work outfit, you can still take a shower, put on decent casual clothes, and comb your hair. Such preparations can act as a signal to the brain that it is no holiday.
- Create a Fixed Workspace
At home, your office revolves around your laptop or desktop. However, it is also important to have an office space and term it as your work area. That space may include your kitchen table or study room or any space where you can sit comfortably without too many distractions. Sitting in a proper chair instead of slouching on the couch can also be a smart idea to do your office work. Make sure you maintain an upright and straight-back posture. You may keep your work area clean and uncluttered for maximum motivation. An organized space can look more inviting and workable, it also gives you a sense of satisfaction.
- Latest Apps for Remote Working
You can download or buy new workplace management software tools such as Slack and Trello. These tools provide team task arrangement, tracking project progress, and can be used for official chatting sessions with co-workers. Such tools can provide a much-needed typical workplace environment for you.
- Take a Yoga Break
It is much better to make an easy or simple to-do worklist so that you are not too stressed about it. To tackle situations, you can take a healthy break from work every 2 hours and try some physical workouts and yoga exercises. You can choose the balcony or the terrace area for your physical training or yoga sessions. Such scheduled breaks can rejuvenate you and interrupt the monotony of working in the same place in front of the laptop.
- Eat Well & Stay Hydrated
While at home, you may be tempted to gorge yourself with junk snacks, sugary juices, and indulge in unhealthy eating habits. But, taking into account the grim situation of a worldwide pandemic, it is advisable to go easy on snacks and eat healthy nutritious home-made food. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fresh smoothies can help you work better at your desk. You can even keep a track of your water intake through smart Apps like WaterMinder.
And always count the plus sides of the quarantine period such as spending days without long travels, staying home tending to any unwell family member, and working according to your self-made timetable. You can also take advantage of adapting to remote working style with the aid of free resources and Apps.
From mega enterprises to small businesses, every employer is open to work from home wants the employer to take all precautions to work safely following social distancing norms.