2020 has been an interesting year across the world. Rarely in human history are we globally united, but the world has faced challenges together, and overcome. A large aspect of living life in the times of COVID is the number of people now working from home. Here are a few tips to better get you through your new workday.
Why You Should Really Set an Alarm
If you’re an early riser, you should still consider setting an alarm if you’re working from home. The days and hours can seem to blend when you are part of a work from home business and setting an alarm can help keep you and your body in a routine. An alarm trains your brain to understand that it’s time to start the day for work.
A Morning Exercise Before You Work
Let’s face it—you are not nearly as active during the day when you work from home. Even if you work in an office and don’t move too much during the day, working from home cuts out your commute to and from work, your lunch break, and then walking in between to co-workers for questions or concerns. Exercising before work helps elevate your energy levels and starts your day with movement.
Some great morning exercises that you can complete quickly are:
- A short morning yoga routine
- A quick jog or run around your neighbourhood
- Lifting weights
- Cardio exercise videos from your living room
All of these activities can be done in 15-20 minutes, but of course, you can choose to do a longer workout routine. The most important part is that you move in the morning and help prepare your body for a long day of sitting down.
Don’t Take A Working Lunch
It is normal for people to work through lunch when they are in an office. If you’re working from home, don’t do this! Your home life is already colliding with your work life. It can soon feel like you are only working, and you will burn out quicker. Instead, set 30 minutes aside for yourself. Eat a healthy lunch and don’t look at your computer. Let your brain and eyes have a rest. The work will be there when you get back!
With a few adjustments to your day, you will soon find your own work from home routine, and you’ll be on your way to more productive workdays.