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Change is an inevitable part of life. We humans always find a way to adapt to changes. Like many other things that changed in 2020, the working culture underwent an integral change. Work From Home (WFH) or working remotely is the new normal now.
Companies are now compelled to follow the work from the home trend. Many of your close ones and maybe even you are working remotely as you are reading this. You might see yourself working from home soon as well because the way of working and doing business is changing for the entire world.
As everything in this world has its own pros and cons, so has the concept of remote working. In order to remain productive while working from home, you need to stick to your laptops and computers. At the same time, you need to get up, go for a bath and take care of yourself and your dear ones.
Remote working culture demands a requisite effort, maybe not while working but while maintaining a work-life balance. Let us dive deep into how to get acquainted with wellness tips for working from home.
The onset of the remote working concept has made us realize so many things. Before the pandemic, who would have guessed that a piece of cloth (the precious mask) could become so essential and valuable?
And now, even going to the grocery store every week feels like an adventure! We seem to have forgotten our old routine and are now easing into what appears to be our new normal. Owing to travel limits, we can continue to relax in our backyards while continuing our work.
Online meetings have become a daily routine and our devices have become our best companions.
We could have never imagined ourselves confined to our houses. With no outings and no hanging out with our friends, we seem to be under house arrest. It's like an arrest without committing any crime.
But sometimes we need a break from this tedious routine. For some people, remote working has become a beneficial period of utilization. But for others, it is full of physical and mental lethargy and boredom. It has also been observed that the sleep cycle of most people is disturbed.
Sleep disruptions during home confinement have been attributed to a variety of factors. Some of these include decreased face-to-face social contact, the mental stress of managing professional life from home, and increased screen time. Therefore, it would be wise of you to deploy your time into self-care, before it's too late.
Many people have not been able to handle themselves well while working remotely. Working remotely is the new normal and therefore it needs to be well managed. Many people suffer from anxiety, and they may have dropped out of their old routines and self-care habits.
It's not enough to go jogging or spend a lot of time in the gym to be healthy. Emotional and social well-being are also essential components of a truly integrated wellness. This is why spending time exercising your self-care muscles is just as important as exercising your physical muscles.
Apart from these, healthy food also plays a vital role in overall well-being.
You can handle your stress during remote working and take care of your health through the following methods.
Even if we are home all day, spending some quality family time seems impossible due to our busy lifestyle. When you are unable to go out, you may feel discomfort, rage, and frustration. But healthy living at home is possible.
Some good family time can rejuvenate you. Plan enjoyable and relaxing events for the whole family, such as board games, movies, art, and craft, or even workout sessions.
Take some time during the day to connect with your close ones. Connect to those who stay far away, particularly those who are older or alone, this won't just make them happy but also strengthen your bond. You need to take care and keep in touch with your folks to be happy.
Catch up with your friends or peer group online on a video call. Check out the elderly or the impaired in your neighborhood, and offer assistance if they need anything. Such acts will have an optimistic effect on your mental health.
You don't have to be busy all the time. Sometimes it's nice to get away and do nothing but relax and breathe. Cast aside some peaceful space for yourself where you can relax, breathe, or read a book.
Practices such as yoga, pranayama, and meditation are very beneficial if you feel overwhelmed or anxious.
During challenging times, it's very easy to focus on the negatives and get stressed. Instead, try to distance yourself from negative thinking and count your blessings.
Keep a journal of gratitude and list the things you're grateful for. Do not overburden yourself with tasks to be performed. Set reasonable deadlines and try to achieve them step by step. Reward yourself for your little accomplishments.
Pamper yourself. Give yourself some time and rewards. Read a book or magazine. Take a leisurely walk with no goal. Go for pedicures or manicures. Do something astute: colouring, knitting, sewing.
Eat healthy food. Have a dance party with your favourite music. Buy some yoga pants and start practicing yoga. Basically, do anything that makes you happy and brings a smile to your face.
With the complete interference with normal life, employees usually feel less productive and motivated and more disconnected, all at the top of a real fear of losing. In a situation of distress, clear and empathetic communication can help employees to manage that anxiety.
Leaders need to recognize the challenges that people face and make room for them to talk about how they are doing. This may seem scary, but it can be as simple as asking colleagues how they feel and giving them some room to relax.
One of the best ways for organizations to support employees with additional family responsibilities or stress is by offering them more control when they work. Become a bit flexible on their working times and try to be as supportive as you can.
With so much economic uncertainty, care at work is very essential. You need to make your team stronger at its core. Understand them, expect less in the beginning, and gradually increase your expectations.
Effective leaders put their people first. If the business is slow, encourage team members to catch up with administrative duties or work on professional development activities that are effective and do not have any tough deadlines. Thoughtful leaders recognize that early.
Truthful speaking is a vital strategy in a fast-moving crisis. This would also give the other person some time to take a suitable decision for himself/herself. All these things would surely help you take care of your team members and yourself.
Work-from-home healthcare should be your top priority. Don't forget to take care of your health while giving your dedication to work. Start having healthy meals, stay in touch with your loved ones, engage in physical activities, and do regular health checkups to maintain optimal health.
We know that encouragement is the key to caring. In the coming years, self-care will lead to overall happiness. Every decision we make is crucial and will decide the future of ourselves and also of the people around us.
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