Nowadays, a good amount of people are working from home on a regular basis. This makes their home a place for everything – office, gym, and a personal sanctuary. This can sometimes make things more complex in terms of health and wellness since they aren’t spending much time outside. If you are working from home, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some time for yourself throughout the day. You can incorporate some simple yet effective self-care practices into your everyday routine that will make all the difference to you. The best part? You won’t have to spend a whole lot of time on these things, so you’ll have no problem getting all your work done.
Mask Between Calls
Treat yourself to a little facial during your downtime. When else will you have the chance to do a face mask during the day? Depending on the amount of time you have in between meetings, you can keep it simple with a quick wash, or even go for something a little more luxurious like adding oils, serums, and so on.
Take Your Vitamins
It’s always important to get your daily dose of vitamins. This is something that should always be at the top of your list. It can be easy to feel sluggish at the end of the day when you’re staying inside and not getting enough nutrients. Taking your vitamins on a regular basis will help fill those gaps in your diet to help you get the nutrition you need. On top of that, having this habit can help you feel more energized!
Take Breaks To Move
You probably know how exercise has an abundance of benefits for the mind and body. Aside from helping to prevent or manage health conditions and problems, exercise can also help you feel happier by boosting energy and combating depression and anxiety. It can be easy to stay seated for hours during the workday, which is why incorporating movement into your day can help your mood and ability to focus. Try setting an alarm for 45 minutes and keep it going throughout the day. Every time it goes off, it will remind you to get up and move a little – even for a minute or two. No matter if you choose to do little jumping exercises, yoga poses, or body-weight exercises, you’ll feel refreshed once you sit back down.
Eat Healthy Food
Take advantage of the fact that you have your full kitchen at your disposal. Prepare healthy lunches during the week – get creative! Grill some chicken for that salad, use the oven to bake some cauliflower pizza or blend a smoothie for a little pick-me-up. Eating right will fuel you and provide lasting energy and help you focus on your work more.
Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you feel tired. Remembering to drink enough water can be easier said than done. While the amount of water you should be drinking a day depends on where you live, your activity level, and health status, a good rule is getting eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day. This adds up to about half a gallon. Make sure you’re drinking throughout the day – keep a full glass of water at your workspace at all times. There are even free apps you can download that will remind you to drink water!