Admit it: While working from home comes with a few perks like being able to WFB (work-from-bed) and spending more time with your pets, it can get pretty stressful quite easily—the thin line between work and life continues to get blurred and sometimes, you find yourself on-call and working more hours than you’re supposed to. The next time you find yourself feeling burnt out, remember that it’s important to allot some time for self-care—it’s important to help you stay healthy and sane!
Below, we share a cheat sheet on how you can make self-care a habit:
Prepare healthy meals
These days, health is wealth. Make sure you nourish your body with nutritious snacks and meals! It doesn’t have to be hard—just incorporate some green leafy veggies with your meals and grab a fruit like an apple as a healthy snack! Or you could make it fun and make your own smoothie bowl.
It can be as simple as doing a 30-minute yoga sesh before you start your day! Not only will it help you exercise all the muscles in your body, it’ll do wonders in clearing your mind, too. It’s an instant mood booster!
Try meditation apps
Got a lot on your mind? There are tons of meditation apps like Headspace, Calm, etc. that’ll help you get a sense of clarity. It’s a great way to ease your anxieties so you can work more efficiently at home.
Explore new hobbies
Find a cool new hobby that you enjoy doing! Whether it’s baking, embroidery, bracelet-making, or something as simple as finally picking up a book from your stash of unread books, being able to spend time doing something you love really does wonders for your mind.
Minimize your screen time
While it’s easy to find yourself scrolling endlessly on social media apps, it can get pretty toxic quite easily. Consider setting an alarm at the end of the day that signals the end of your screen time. There are also apps you can try that’ll help you control how much time you spend on certain apps! This way, you’re more focused on work, which ideally means you can clock out sooner—more time to spend doing things you love!
Connect with friends and family
These days, it’s important to have a support system to makes you feel like you’re not alone. Catch up with your friends and ask your relatives how they’re doing—it’s a great way to reconnect and get your social life going!
Don’t forget to treat yourself once in a while. Whether it’s finally checking out an item or two from your shopping cart after a long stressful week at work or allowing yourself to binge-watch your favorite K-Drama all weekend long—it’s important to reward yourself, too. You totally deserve it!
Do something that you love regularly
Doing something you love can help you stay sane during these crazy times. It’s important to do things for your own sake—whether it’s as simple as journaling or spending a few minutes meditating. This will help you have something to look forward to doing every day instead of dreading the future.
Create healthy work-life boundaries
Probably one of the challenges of working from home is setting boundaries—but trust us when we say that this is the key to staying sane. Learn to say no: no e-mails past 7 p.m. No late-night work calls. No work on weekends—set your boundaries before your work sets it for you!
Double down on your self-care routine
Make yourself better by upgrading your daily bath and skincare routine! Use fancy bath salts to detox, do a revitalizing face mask, give yourself a facial massage—do what you can to make yourself feel physically better so you can feel mentally better, too! If you’ve been experiencing some hair fall—a common problem especially during these days—it’s probably because of stress, so it’s important to make sure you unwind and relax from time to time.
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