We’re all facing unprecedented times that require a lot of change in our normal day-to-day. It’s easy to stress over the things we can’t control. Instead, focus on the things you can control like your effort, attitude, and wellness. Here are our 7 tips to help you out.
1. Form healthy habits
Change can be uncomfortable, so forming healthy habits during this time of change is incredibly important. It may take a week or two of adjusting to this new lifestyle you’ve been thrust into but having a foundation of healthy habits will expedite your adjustment period. Ultimately, those habits will carry over into your everyday life and you’ll come out of quarantine with some new positive habits.
2. Create a workspace that inspires
One major element that plays into establishing those healthy habits is selecting a workspace that works best for you. Choosing a workspace and making it your own will make work seem a lot less like work. Your workspace should inspire and promote productivity along with those healthy habits you’ve formed. Once you’ve decided on where you’ll be hunkering down, be sure to keep that space tidy and organized. And remember, a little organization can go a long way.
3. Establish daily routines
This might seem obvious but establishing a productive routine will create a pattern of success. Prepare both your mind and body for the day. Set your alarm for the same time you’d usually wake up (normal work hours), fix your bed, write your goals, wash up, and start getting in the mindset that you’re going to have an amazing day. If you need to listen to music to get into that zone, turn on some of your favorite tunes. Whatever it takes, just find a way to establish a daily routine and keep it.
4. Jot down your goals
Goalsetting is a great way to stay productive and positive! Try getting in the habit of waking up and writing down some goals. Whether it’s your daily, weekly, monthly, or even annual goals, having a physical written reminder of what you want to accomplish will hold you accountable for achieving them.
5. Find time to exercise
Working from home does not mean you have to spend every second of every day in front of a screen. Exercise isn’t only healthy for the reasons you might think, it always helps to stimulate your brain. “Healthy mind, healthy body” isn’t just a saying after all! Build a little exercise in your daily routine and see how it benefits you.
6. Get some fresh air
So long as you’re sticking to your state’s regulations and what is best for your personal health, go outside and get some fresh air. Forecast calling for clear, sunny skies? Plan to cook out on the grill. Have a pup? Take them for a walk or run. You don’t even have to commit much time from your day either. A short, five-minute breather outside on the patio will have you feeling revitalized. Find little ways to take a quick break from your daily grind to get some natural Vitamin D.
7. Stay in touch
You’re not alone in this. Everyone worldwide is going through hardships because of the pandemic. Just because you can’t physically be with others doesn’t mean you can’t connect with them. Luckily for us, today’s technology has made communicating with others easier than ever before. Maintain communication with your friends, family, and coworkers during this time through a video call, text, or even social media. You’d be surprised by how one phone call can make a world of a difference in someone’s day.