TAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME
While this is a stressful time for everyone, there are a few things we can do to nurture our own physical and emotional needs. These self-care practices can help us cope with isolation and stress:
Limit Screen Time
Limit your screen time to help reduce stress and give your mind room for positive thinking. It’s important to put time limits on exposure to news and media to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Create a Daily Routine
With so much change, it is essential that you try to maintain your routine as best as you can. Doing so can give your days more structure, purpose, and a bit of normalcy. Making a daily schedule for exercise, work, and meals at specific times will give you a balanced day.
Don’t Forget to Stay Active
Exercise regularly! Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to lounge around on the couch all day. Moving your body for at least 30 minutes a day is a great self-care practice to boost energy. Here is a great list of 25 simple at-home workouts you can modify to fit your needs and abilities.
Stay in Touch
Reach out to others for social contact – staying connected virtually is easy with the help of platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts. Creating meaningful connections is vital for your health and well-being, and will also benefit others in your sphere.
Create a dedicated workspace! Even if you don’t have a home office, simply defining an area to be used consistently as your workspace will help with focus and productivity.