5 Tips For Managing Your Mental Health While Working From Home
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives, especially the way we work. Much of the population are now working from home and having to adjust to a new way of life. As such, it's understandable to feel anxious and stressed with so many changes and unpredictability. Here are some tips on how to manage your mental health while working from home.
Stay connected- Keep in touch with your workmates through email and video chats, even if it's just to check in with each other.
That being said, unplug when needed- If the news is adding to your stress level or causing distractions, take a break. Logout of your social accounts and turn off the television/radio. Listen to music or a podcast instead and read a book or magazine on your breaks.
Exercise and eat well- Get outside if possible and go for a walk! Fuel your body with nourishing food to help you stay focused.
Unwind- Remember to take a break! Meditate, stretch or take a quick nap. Feeling creative? Work on a craft or create a vision board.
Set a dedicated workspace and schedule- If possible, set up a quiet space where you won't be disturbed. Try to keep regular work hours so you're not tempted to answer emails or phone calls during non-work time.
Plus, did you know that remote work can help boost your wellbeing? Check out this infographic from livecareer.com
For more resources on mental health and COVID-19, please visit this website from the Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/mental-health.html