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While places are starting to open back up, a lot of companies have decided to keep their employees work-from-home. It’s easy to get lazy while working from home because you don’t have to leave your house. Some people find themselves feeling depressed, others just find themselves not getting enough exercise. It’s important when working from home to do some extra things to keep up your mental and physical health.

Schedule your day

It’s important to make sure you keep a scheduled day. While working from home, it’s easy to start having your days run together. Some work days can be longer or can allow you to change your start and end times. So make sure you have a clear start and end time, and also schedule a lunch break. This will help you have structure to your days and make sure you get your work done. When creating your schedule consider the time of day you feel most energized.

Get outside

Sometimes it’s hard to find reasons to get outside when you’re working from home and aren’t actually forced to leave your house. It’s easy to slip into depression when you’re spending all your time in the house. Going on a short walk around the block can do wonders for your mental health. If you have a dog, schedule some time into your day to take them out. Your furry friend and your mental health will thank you for it.

Get dressed, even if it’s casual

One of the best things about working from home is being able to go to work in your PJs. But going days without getting dressed is not good for your mental health. So get up, and stick with your regular morning routine. Take a shower, get dressed, you can dress casual, but this is also a good way to signal to your brain that it’s time for work.

Eat Healthy

Keeping yourself healthy is hard when you’re working from home, for a few reasons. Some people make the mistake of setting their work areas up in or near the kitchen, then find themselves snacking all day. Others will not schedule breaks or meal time, getting wrapped up in work and forgetting to eat all together. Not eating can have a negative impact or your work, as it affects your alertness and productivity. Don’t forget “hangry” is a real feeling. To avoid this, set an alarm on your phone to remind you to eat, and try meal prepping lunches.

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Create a soothing environment

One of the good things about not working from home, is that you have a place to go and escape work. Once you get home you can leave the stresses of work at the door. When working from home it can be easier to separate the two. So it’s important to have a designated work space. You have the ability to create this space into anything you want. So make it soothing, maybe get some candles, or anything that helps lessen the stresses of the job.

Final Thoughts!

Switching to work from home comes with it’s own challenges. Take some extra steps to ensure your mental and physical health stay in tip top shape.