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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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