Video calling your coworkers in your living room, Slacking from bed, making a phone call in the kitchen — setting the table for the temporary home office is certainly quirky. Of course, this is absolutely necessary when we try to slow the spread of COVID-19, but the reality of spending days on end in a house or apartment with roommates is finally stuck. This is difficult.
The pursuit of productivity is one thing. Figuring out how to take care of your mental health, moving your body, taking a break and relaxing at the end of the day is another matter. Therefore, we have summarized some simple tricks to beat WFH Blues. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below-we would love to hear how you are currently staying healthy and keeping a balanced routine at the moment.
Pay attention to changing the environment. Change from a high table to an upright desk chair to a recliner bed, it will keep your mind active and alert, and will remind you to relax occasionally.
At the end of the day, make yourself extra effort to disconnect from your inbox, pop up for a walk around your neighborhood. Some fresh air, a little bit stretching and an hour of natural light can make the world different.
Just 15 minutes of meditation can reduce stress, stay calm and lower your heart rate. Do it in the morning after breakfast, or give it relax when you feel a lull in motivation coming on, it can reduce mind wandering and increase focus by 22%.
In terms of completing tasks on time, writing out to-do list is the easiest way to ensure that you complete your tasks every day. Focus only on achievable goals and keep yourself realistic. Suggest to do this in Google Calendar, no fancy or complicated.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel. Print and hang inspirational quotes, pictures of recent trips, recipes you want to try or something that evokes your favorite hobby. Doing so will encourage you to step away from the screen and will also allow you to consider all the plans to be made after returning to the office and prepare for a vacation or staycation.