If you’re working from home, you’d agree that the hours are not fixed anymore, sometimes it gets tiring, the exhaustion gets to you at the end of the day and if there’s anything you’d do to change the mood, you would.
Thinking of that, one of the things that occurred to me is that when you’re on your laptop all day long, whether you’re on your bed or on your desk, or even switching between them, what’s also happening is that you’re hooked onto the screen until you get that break.
However, there are a few tidbits here and there that can help you to take care of your mind and body whilst putting in the work that can help you at the end of the day, and doing them every day will only benefit you on a macro level too.
Not to forget, work from home will be a norm for now and for the future, so it’d be better to pick up some beneficial habits for a better outcome.
So here they are –
- Stand Up & Stretch
Whenever you can, as many times as you can, stand up for a minute or two at least, to open up your body and to allow the blood to circulate.
When you sit for a long amount of time, due to zero movement of the body, the muscles get rigid, which further leads to body restlessness and fatigue.
- Hydrate Yourself
Even though you might have kept a bottle of water alongside you, in the flow of work, you might become unaware of drinking water in periods of time.
That further leads to dehydration in the body, ultimately resulting in lower energy levels in the body, more irritability, also causes lethargy, weight gain and headaches.
- Eat Nuts/ Fruits
Instead of binge eating stuff that does not benefit the body, keep a small box of nuts beside you, on the table.
You can then have a nut or two in a while or even a fruit when you feel like eating, and that is the best form of nutrients that you could put in your body.
This, of course, is during the day and is not a substitute for your meals.
- Maintain A Schedule
You’d think that the day is already running loose with abnormal work timings and not having a relaxation time, why would I want to make a schedule and make the day more rigid?
Well, that’s exactly why!
Because having a schedule would ensure that you get to do the other activities of your day as well, including your workout, your meals, your relaxation time as well as balancing work.
- Practice Well-being
At this time, when you’re home and also working constantly, it is extremely important to practice your well-being, both mentally and physically.
From taking a few minute breaks here and there to practising mediation to doing workouts to taking a few walks whenever possible, everything constitutes as a part of well-being which keeps you in check.
Hope these help you better your days, ultimately making your weeks and months better as well.
It’s always the small changes which make a huge impact and change things around.