So many people have had to adjust to working from home this past year. While it came with benefits, such as no commute and being able to work in comfy clothes, it also came with hardships.
A change of routine, no colleagues, and a blurring balance between work and home life. If you’ve been struggling, here are some things you can do to make yourself feel better.
Get Fresh Air
Don’t underestimate the power of fresh air. Make sure you give yourself some time in the day to get outside. Whether it’s a quick stroll on your lunch break or popping out to grab a coffee, It’s been shown that fresh air can do wonders for your sense of well-being. With the weather getting nicer, you could even try work in the garden. Whichever way you choose, try to slot some fresh air into your schedule.
Decorate Your Desk
One of the joys about working from home is that you’re working in a space that is completely your own.
You can decorate your desk with pieces that will lift your mood, such as pop figurines from your favourite tv shows or movies. You could also put some family pictures on your desk or get a plant to help spruce things up.
It is so important to establish a balance between your personal and professional life when they’re both happening under the same roof. Make sure to stick to regular working hours.
When you’re done for the day you need to completely sign out and switch off from work mode. Sign out from any work apps and don’t check your emails. Give yourself the time to relax and unwind at the end of your working day.
One of the worst parts about working from home is how isolating it can feel. You may get to see your colleagues in virtual meetings but it’s not quite the same as being able to pop over to their desks.
The last thing you want is to feel cut off from your team. If you’re struggling, make sure to reach out to the people you work with. They want to be there for you and support you in any way they can.
It’s ok if you’ve found working from home tough. You’re not alone with this. If you’re concerned about your mental health, please reach out to services that can help you. What’s your experience of working from home been like?