According to a 2019 Buffer survey, a whopping 99% of respondents said they wanted to work remotely for at least part of their work week for the rest of their careers.
Now that many workers are being forced to work from home, this once sought after work perk comes with anxiety and stress of the unknown. This can cause mental health to take a big hit, so how can you nurture your well-being while going through these unprecedented, challenging times?
Making the transition to remote working can be easier if a routine is implemented. Still give yourself time to get dressed every morning in order to have a sense of productivity, but also allow yourself the time to take breaks when needed.
While it is tempting to refresh your social media feeds every few minutes to get the latest update on today’s world, it is vital to take breaks from it to reduce anxiety. Instead, stay informed by watching a half-hour of news in the morning, then maybe an article in the evening.
It is easy to feel lonely and isolated when working from home, so try using group chats, video conferences and phone calls to get a semblance of community.
Furthermore, many people turn to poor eating habits to cope with their reality, but it is important to keep up with healthy habits as it can have an impact on your mental health. Staying hydrated, getting exercise and even fresh air can make all the difference when working from home.