6 tips on taking care of your mental health while working from home during COVID-19
Lockdown brings about new challenges for those working from home. The shift in routine from office to home brings about a variety of stress and comfort issues. So, it's important more than ever to take special care of your mental health during this time. So take a look at these tips to practice mental health self-care.
Get Enough Sleep
Maintain a consistent sleep schedule. It helps keep your mind on the task and increases focus. A good night's sleep every night also means you wake up with a well-rested mind and body ready to take on the day.
Create a Designated Workspace
When you're at home, you get tempted to set up shop from your bed, we all do. However, at the end of the day, you would still want to go home or in this case, a place away from your workspace so set up a dedicated work area, whether it's a desk or sofa in your living room.
Whether you work from home or office, a balanced diet is always important. So try to maintain a good diet for energy and stay hydrated throughout the day. And stay away from junk food.
Create a new routine
Of course, it's not the same as it used to be, but to have some sort of normality, it is wise to stick to a few possible elements from your old routine. So try to follow your same office routine. Take lunch breaks, coffee breaks, or recreation times according to your old routine. Make a new routine with the foundation from your old one.
Key is balance
Working from home with nowhere to go at the end of the day or on the weekends doesn't mean you immerse yourself completely into your work. Take breaks in between work and give yourself enough time to walk away from your screens, move around and stretch.
If working from home is stressful enough, then overworking would be like picking on your fresh wound. Therefore, it's important to clock in and clock out at set times to avoid overworking yourself.
Hope these few tips help you take care of your mental health while working from home. And for a professional look at the matter, reach out to us for the Employee Assistance Program that's designed to enhance the emotional and psychological well-being of the employee.
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Jan 02, 2022