Working from home means developing a wellness and self-care routine that will keep you and your loved ones healthy and happy. Here are some tips to create a sense of normalcy and develop mindfulness while staying at home:
Spend Time With Loved Ones
Families are searching for new ways to spend time with one another, but too often we end up sitting in the same room scrolling through our phones. To create meaningful family time, why not check out these 25 projects with paper? Create a scavenger hunt out of hand-written notes, organize a bingo game, or take a stab at mapping out your family tree.
Resurface Your Inner-Child
Remember the optimism and endless creativity we had as kids? No dream was too small, no activity too silly, and our imaginations kept us occupied. If you have down time within your day, grab some paper and doodle, or take up coloring with these creative printables. Doodling not only boosts your creativity, but allows you to regain the focus and calm we lose when switching between screens.
Write A Letter
When was the last time you wrote a letter? In normal life, we’re often hard-pressed to send traditional mail–but that’s changing. Think of a person in your life you want to show you care. Send a letter, or even try crafting a personal card. It may make more of an impact than you think.
Reduce Your Screen Time
Working from home makes screen time unavoidable. But constant instant messaging and emails can actually impair your ability to get things done mindfully. Productivity and Connectivity Expert Holland Haiis recommends starting your day on paper. Take some time to plan out your day with a bullet journal or traditional planner. Just ten minutes of planning calls, creating a grocery list or even writing daily goals can make a noticeable difference.
Exercise Your Mind and Body
Many of us struggle with the midday slump, especially when we don’t have a commute or lunch-hour to break up the day. A simple walk around your neighborhood can refresh your mind and body, keeping you healthy and attentive. And why not take your notebook with you? Being outside provides a stress-free space to get creative.
Make Reading a Daily Habit
Setting aside time for reading each day helps create dedicated time to disconnect and take care of yourself. Plus, if you have kids, reading their favorite book out-loud provides a learning opportunity in a less formal, more relaxed setting.
Most importantly, give yourself time to rest and recharge while you are in the comfort of your home. Sometimes, the best thing we can do for ourselves is switch off.