We’ve previously covered tips, tricks and resources to improve your working at home productivity - today we chat about how to improve your mental health!
There are currently more and more people switching over to remote working - perhaps your company has changed policies, or maybe you’ve been forced to work at home due to a stay-at-home order - whatever the case, mental health while working at home is vitally important.
Some of us are made to work at home - working from an office, may not be your jam, and the peace and serenity that a home office offers completes the mood. However, there are some of us that enjoy the daily routine, the commute to the office and the morning catch up around the coffee machine!
So have you been stuck lately feeling a little more down than usual? Here are some tips to increase your mental health during this time.
Keep your morning routine
Even though you are working from home, and technically can get away with wearing your pajamas all day - you definitely shouldn’t! A morning routine helps set the mood for the day. Perhaps this includes getting ready, dressed or going for a morning run.
Exercise and eat well
We aren’t talking about a full gym session - merely taking some time to move around. A walk around the block or a bit of stretching will help get those endorphins going. A good diet also goes a long way to helping you feel better - unfortunately too much sugar and too many carbs can have a negative impact on your mental health.
Focus on the now
Practice mindfulness - the ability to focus in on the here and now helps us to drop the negative or difficult emotions that weigh us down.
Open up to someone
You are valued by others - knowing that is important. Finding a safe space to chat about things goes a long way to lifting the mood. Not sure where that safe space is? Check out https://osmihelp.org/ for some great resources and information.
Take a break
Working from home can sometimes feel endless - some of us struggle to log off at “home time” because, well, you are at home. But this important step is essential to your mental health. Take moments throughout the day to step away - just a couple of minutes to grab some water and take a break.
If you haven’t already, please sign up and donate to OSMI - Open Sourcing Mental Illness. We’ve previously chatted with Ed Finkler, OSMI’s founder. CakeDC fully supports OSMI and we love opening up the conversation around mental health - Do you?