With most of our daily tasks and activities becoming remote, it’s pretty easy to fall out of a typical routine while practicing social distancing. Classes are being taught online, and for most, working from home is now a requirement. Sweatpants are the new suit, and the couch, the new workspace.
If you’re starting to feel like Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, fear not! With the help of some experts, we’ve broken down some tips and tricks on how to maintain a daily routine, and why it is beneficial to your overall health.
When it comes to an everyday routine, it’s not difficult for self-care to be tossed on the backburner. Creating a routine for self-care allows you to carve out time every single day to focus on pursuing something you’re passionate about; the more you practice this behavior, the more vital it will become as part of your routine rather than an afterthought.
Try adding these to your routine:
Self-care activities not only alleviate stress but help to form and maintain healthy habits, particularly with prioritizing what’s most important- you!
It’s not entirely shocking that social relationships are among the strongest predictors of happiness levels. So how exactly canwe maintain social relationships while social distancing?
Try some of these ideas:
We understand the chaos of everyday work and school life. Transplanting that hectic environment to your home can make things more stressful, to say the least. Turning your bedroom into a scattered space will not only, contribute to your stress but also affect your productivity… and sleep!
Flipping open your laptop from bed may seem like the most convenient option, but studies show that looking at a bright screen from a laptop, tablet, or other technological devices will reduce melatonin, making it more difficult for you to not only fall asleep but have good quality sleep, too. Keeping your work area clean and organized is important for minimizing anxiety and stress.
Here's how you can maintain your professional routine from home:
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Now that businesses are starting to reopen, the work bag is making a comeback, but this time your usual packing routine might look a little different. With health and safety as top priorities, we’ve created a simplified list of the items you’ll want to repack in your work bag.