5 tips to make work from home a success!
Longing to save on several hours of commute time, swap compulsive snacking with mindful eating and work at your ease without the need to snooze the blaring morning alarm? In the wake of a total-lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak, working from the comfort of our homes has now become a living reality and the new “norm”. However, as convenient, fun and dream-like it may sound, working remotely often comes with its share of challenges.
Creating a healthy work-life balance often becomes a far reality in the light of work entering our home space. Recognizing the pitfalls and maximizing the benefits of working from home can keep you going. Found your pajama-clad self slumping onto the couch while keying away on your laptop? Here are 5 strategies to help you be healthy, eat well and get work down.
Allocate a designated workspace
Making your physical surroundings conducive is the first step to induce a working mindset. You could begin work at a small desk or create a small home office set up away from your lounging area. While setting up, consider crucial factors like noise level, lighting and physical comfort to help you stay attentive, agile and productive.
Stick to a schedule
While Work from Home offers greater flexibility, it’s critical that you define a structure to your day and stick to it. A rough outline with start and finish time can help you stay in control and prioritize your tasks. Dressing up like usual can also help you stay on top of your game.
Plan and Prep your meals ahead of time
In times like these when working from home can stretch over several weeks, ensure you plan your meals in advance and keep the nutrition high up on your list. Stock foods and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals that help you stay focussed, productive and energized through the work-day. Planning and adopting healthy meals and snack plans will motivate you to stay healthy and fit and shun the temptations of needless munching. Also, ensure you choose to step aside to eat your meals.
Take mindful breaks
This is best done within reason. Ensure you take well-intentioned mini-breaks that help you revisit tasks with a fresh perspective. However, you must keep a tab on the time you spend breaking. Do not turn breaks into breakless browsing or napping sessions. To keep the risk of spread at bay, you could use some breaks to maintain good hand hygiene practices and keep yourself hydrated.
Have a wind-down ritual
While in an office setting, shutting down your working mind at the end of the day comes naturally. But when you are at home, it is essential that you observe a wind-down ritual once you finish your day’s tasks. To ensure your work doesn’t bleed into your after-work life, have a mini home-workout routine or meditation session to center yourself and seamlessly switch work from home with work for home.
By: Kiara Sharma | on 2020-03-23