Taking care of yourself can be a challenge when you’re busy, but neglecting your health can lead to various issues, from depression to vitamin deficiencies. That’s why it’s so important for those who work from home to take time for themselves and focus on their well-being. While remote work can offer many advantages, it can also lead to more stressors, especially if you have young children at home or are trying to multitask.
Read on for a few excellent tips from HPHI on how to feel your best when working from home.
Revive your surroundings
Spending a lot of time at home can be relaxing for some, but if your environment is unhealthy, it can leave you feeling drained.
Making simple changes such as decluttering, letting in more light and fresh air, and getting organized can greatly improve your mental and physical health when you spend a lot of time at home.
Look for storage solutions and other resources that will help you maintain order in the kitchen and living areas, and if you have an office, keep your desk nice and
neat to prevent anxiety and stress from creeping in.
Practice some self-care
Self-care can mean many things, including changing up your environment, but there are also some easier, daily ways to feel good.
A simple way to work in some self-care is to get outside for a little while every day. Not only will the vitamin D boost your mood, but it can also help you feel energized and can prevent depression, especially during the winter months.
If you work from your computer, take your laptop or another device outside and work there for a while each day when the weather permits. You can also fit in some outdoor time by taking the dog for a long walk or working in the garden on nice days.
Gardening is also beneficial for your health in that it can help you eat healthier, so look for easy veggies that grow well in your area.
Eat a balanced meal
Even if you have your own vegetable garden, it can be difficult to eat right when you have a busy schedule, but it’s crucial to make sure that your nutrition is consistent.
When doing your shopping for the week, make a list and stick to it to avoid last-minute purchases of junk food.
Do some research on creating well-balanced meals, and learn how to properly read food labels so you can be sure you’re getting everything you need each day. You can also work with an HPHI coach to build a unique nutritional plan that can help you reach your wellness goals.
Get up and move
While your diet is an important part of your wellness, it’s also imperative to get moving each day.
When you work from home, it can be a struggle to find the time or energy to fit in activities, but finding a routine that works with your schedule can be helpful.
For instance, you might try yoga poses first thing in the morning to wake up and loosen your muscles, then use an exercise ball or jump rope in the afternoon to get your heart rate up. Keep in mind that adding an energetic playlist or fun activities can help you stick with a new routine.
Taking care of your mind and body can be hard no matter what your schedule is like, but for remote workers, it can be especially difficult to find a good balance.
It can be helpful, however, to set limits on answering emails and phone calls and to clearly define work time from personal.
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