6 Well-Being Tips Whilst Staying at Home To Apply Now

It can be hard whilst we are staying at home to get stuck in a tech world and just feel like you need to be doing everything at once because otherwise you feel like you are just sitting doing nothing and feel all sluggish. Remember your mental health is important and it is ok to have days where you don’t want to do anything!

I think we have all started to realise that looking after ourselves is important. Probably a top priority for me, in order for my well-being to be in a good place. Plus it can have many benefits to increasing productivity and creativity for example.

Therefore, I have some well-being tips to make sure you are looking after yourself whilst we are in lockdown!

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My first well-being tip is so important to me and I like to start my day off just focusing on my breathing. I did neglect my meditation for a bit but now we are in lockdown I am back on it. Meditating helps to just calm me down, and clear my mind before the day begins. This is so important for me in order to do my work for the day to the best of my ability. I definitely recommend giving it a go!

There are some great youtube videos out there and I personally love using the “Headspace” app, but there are others to use as well!

I also think it is great for my overall well-being. Taking that time out to focus on me helps me to refresh and function daily.

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Keeping active

In addition, another tip for looking after my well-being whilst staying at home that I think it is so important isto look after my body. Therefore, going for walks, a run or even working out really helps me to clear my mind, de-stress and just keep healthy. Plus when I am in a bit of a brain funk being active helps me to step away and just distract my mind for a while. Also going for walks is a great way for some thinking space. All are great for your mental health too, which is important!

Also whilst I have been in lockdown I have really appreciated how strong my body is and I need to give it more credit. We are capable of so much if we try and keep trying.

Related: Beginner running tips, Workout Wednesday, 5 tips to improve your running

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I understand not everyone enjoys being creative however, I have always been a creative soul. Sometimes I just love to use some of my time to just be creative. Whether that be 30 minutes of drawing, painting, sewing/knitting, colouring in or playing my guitar/keyboard. I find dedicating my time to doing these little hobbies is beneficial for my work and helps my brain.

Plus I have so much fun doing them and these hobbies inspire me in other areas of my life. Being creative sparks ideas and energies that I can project into my blogging or work for example.

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Self-care is essential for my well-being. Therefore, dedicating time to have that bath, do that face mask or even just read/watch some TV is what I like to do. I don’t do this everyday but having a day or two in the week where I can dedicate some time to self-care is always in my schedule. Looking after yourself is so important!

I also love having a routine in the morning/evening which I can dedicate to my skincare and looking after my body/skin. It just helps me begin or end my day and I love feeling good after I do this.

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Digital detox

This one I like to do quite a lot. I think it is so important (especially for our well-being) to step away from the tech and just enjoy the moment. Myself and Ryan always say phones are away when it gets to just before 9pm every day. This way we can spend some time together without our phones. Plus it really helps me sleep better!

However, I also think having days without tech sometimes is beneficial, because it can be so easy to be caught up in all things social media. This is even more so if it is your job, which I guess makes it even harder to switch off. But, we all need those days off away from the phone/laptop and to just unwind in the moment.

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Regular contact

It is lockdown so it can be easy to not have that social contact. I love being around people (As well as my alone time), so lockdown can make this difficult. However, messaging or even calling is so essential for you to stay in touch with those in your life, check up on people and for your well-being. This can substitute as having that social interaction. Plus I have seen so many people having quiz nights on Zoom etc (including myself) and it is just so much fun!

However, I do also understand that this can be quite difficult if you maybe don’t have a lot of people around you of in your life. But do make the most of people if you can in other ways.

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There you have it some tips for looking after you well-being whilst staying at home.

Do you have any tips that you do to look after your well-being whilst working from home?

Thanks for reading,

Gemma Jayne x

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing these! πŸ™Œ I want to get back into meditating and I really need to have a digital detox or else I feel like I’m going to implode πŸ˜‚ Haven’t looked at my screentime but it must be through the roof! Great post! πŸ’•

    1. Thank you so much for the comment! πŸ’— yesss you definitely should because it just helps especially with everything going on right now 😊 yess screen time has definitely gone up since lockdown haha!! πŸ˜‚ thank you lovely! πŸ’›

  2. Great post and I do more or less all of these! I work for myself (as a blogger) so spending time away from the screen and away from social media is difficult for me but this Saturday just gone I had a digital detox and it did wonders for me! <3

    1. That is great! πŸ₯° yes definitely it is so hard when your work is based around social media! But that sounds fab πŸ’— thank you lovely xx

  3. I’ve always been more of a creative soul too! In the past I’ve tried to skip out on my creative hobbies to keep working, but it definitely brightens my mood and makes me more productive when I do set aside time draw/paint, write, or play guitar. It’s been a little more difficult to step away from social media during lockdown as it’s a good way to continue to interact with people while staying safe, but it is nice to turn it off and focus on what’s in front of me.

    1. Yeah I agree work does get in the way and you just kind of push aside the hobbies that bring you joy! Yesss I totally agree that I have been using social media more because I need that contact and interaction still, but trying to limit it a bit as well! Thanks lovely xxx

  4. These are brilliant ideas, Gemma! I think self-care is so important, especially during these strange times! I was feeling so unmotivated and fed up the other day, so I just switched everything off and went and played my guitar. It really helped – like you say, creativity can spark ideas and I felt much more positive again πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing, hope you are having a lovely week <3 xx

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    1. Thank you lovely πŸ’› yess my emotions go all over the place at the moment! That is so good, I love playing the guitar 😊 yeah definitely! I played the keyboard today and honestly the time flew and it just made me so happy! Thank you and you hun xxxx

  5. Great tips! I personally think that staying active is essential during quarantine! I had so much work to do during the first weeks so I sat all day at my desk and I quickly felt that my brain was foggy and my body was aching! Take car! 😘

  6. These are some great self care ideas. I’ve been really trying to up the self care so I’ve been putting a bit more time into a skincare routine every evening and I’m slowly starting to see the benefits. I’m trying to make sure that I do some exercise at least 3 times a week as well and that’s really making me feel a bit more positive πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! x

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment! That is great that you are investing more time into a routine in the evenings and you are seeing the benefits! πŸ™‚ also yess to the exercise that is so beneficial as well! I hope you keep on going! xxx

  7. Ah I love the post! I definitely agree with being active and taken time for self-care. Both of these things have helped me so much during lockdown! Ell x

  8. Ahh this is such a lovely post, we all need a bit of happiness and motivation during this scary time. This helped me so much, digital detox’s are so beneficial!xxx

    1. Yeah I couldn’t agree more! They really are and especially more so at the moment as we are all at home and our phones are more tempting! Thanks love xxxx

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