While you are spending hours in front of the computer, chasing your dream and looking to excel, it can become easier avoid to setting aside time to ensure that you are looking after yourself instead of scheduling time to focus on your mental health. This becomes even more difficult to do when working from home.
When our work and personal lives begin to merge, it can become difficult to draw a line between the two. Quickly finishing that report because you are almost done turns into a downward spiral of “just getting things done” because you have the time to do it. Before you know it, you are working obscure hours and not relaxing nearly as much as you thought you would when you first decided to give working from home a chance.
So, while we can give you a ton of tips on how to separate your work from your personal life, we are instead going to focus on how you can relax once you’ve decided to schedule some much-needed me-time.
4 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Downtime
A healthy dose of bingeing
There is no simpler way to sit back and relax after a long day of work than catching up on your favourite shows and movies. All of those shows that you have been meaning to watch are waiting to be streamed. All you need to do is put on your favourite sweatpants – or stay in your PJs – pop some popcorn and relax for a couple of hours.
DIY pamper day
Nothing says relaxation quite like a bubble bath with scented candles, relaxing music and even a deep cleansing face mask. You could even step it up a notch and meditate while doing so. Simply sit back, take in the soothing sounds and beautiful aroma while letting your body unwind. You will be surprised at how easy it is to switch off when there is nothing around you to distract you.
Mother Nature has a great way of helping people relax by simply spending some time outside in the beautiful sunshine. Not only will it give you an excuse to get up and moving, but it will help to separate yourself from your metaphorical work chains. By moving around and getting exercise, you encourage the production of endorphins which is the body’s feel-good hormone.
What do you use to stay on top of work? Your phone, tablets and PCs? Well, then that is what you need to separate yourself from on your off days. Give yourself a day free from the Digital World And Focus On What Is Important To You – Your Family And Your Mental Health.
Focus On What Is Important To You
Do not lose sight of what matters in pursuit of “the hustle”. You can’t pour from an empty cup, and this applies to your work too. You cannot do a good job if you have not been looking after yourself. So, for the sake of it all, give yourself a break, see if you can find yourself enjoying times in Sri Lanka, chilling in Barbados, or even taking a staycation!