Working from home is more common than ever due to COVID-19. Staying healthy while you work from home doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does take some planning.
Reducing your contact with others is a great way to reduce the risk of COVID or other health concerns.
Make sure your environment is cleaned often and you take care of your mental health as well.
Balance Work and Free Time
Create a routine for work and free time. Don’t work around the clock because you are home. Don’t slack on your work because no one is looking over your shoulder either.
Get up, eat, shower, and start your work day. Avoid distracting including surfing the internet, TV, or your phone.
When the work day is done, put it all aside and have your free time. Some do better if they work a chunk of time early in the day.
They take a break for the afternoon and then work again early evening.
Get into a routine that works well for you and the rest of your family. If you have children at home, balancing their needs with your work is going to be a challenge too.
You may need someone to help with them while you work. It depends on their ages.
Clean your Home and Work Environment
Make sure you take care of any possible germs in your home and your work environment.
Don’t forget to wash your water bottles each time you use them. Wipe off your keyboard daily as well as your computer mouse. Try to wipe off surfaces, doorknobs, and light switches often to help eliminate germs in your home.
Stay Connected with Love Ones
You don’t want to feel isolated when you work from home. Your mental health is important too.
Stay connected with loved ones.
Try to schedule video chats and calls so you can see them. Pick up the phone and call them instead of texting all the time. It is nice to hear a voice on the other end of the line.
Be creative with things to do around the house with your family. Try a new hobby or play some games to help pass the time. Those connections are important. If the weather is nice, go for a walk and enjoy the scenery.
Do your best to engage in good habits to help you stay healthy while you work from home.
Daily exercise is important. This can be going for a walk, to the gym, or a workout area in your home.
Create meals that taste great and offer nutritional value. Avoid using tobacco products and consume alcohol in moderation. Do your best to get enough rest each night too.