Skip to main content

Work From Home? Make Sure You Keep An Eye On Your Mental Health

Working from home does, on paper, look like a pretty sweet deal if you can do it. There’s no commute, no trudging through poor weather just to get to the office, and if you want to spend the day working in your pajamas, then well, you can. However, the working from home gig isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. If you’re not careful, it might be having a detrimental effect on your mental health, and you may not even realize it. Below, we take a look at four easy to incorporate tips that’ll ensure your mind doesn’t suffer due to your working at home.


pexels-photo-461064.jpeg
Source: Pexels.com

Get Out of the House



If you work from home, then it’s tempting to stay indoors, especially if the weather outside isn’t enjoyable. However, keep in mind that there are real benefits from spending some time outside of the home, ideally active. For starters, you’ll be getting the fresh air and exercise that you need to feel well. You’ll also have more opportunities to speak with other people, which you don’t always get if you’re living a relatively isolated life at home.


Have a Dedicated Workspace



If your whole home is your office, then you’ll never be able to switch off. It’s not easy to think of your living room as a place of relaxation if you’ve spent the last eight hours using it as a makeshift office. You’ll always be surrounded by work. As such, it’s essential that you have a dedicated workplace in your home, a room that’s only used for work; never for fun. Setting up a home office is easy. Just clear out the old belongings, get home office furniture at Modern Digs, and make sure you have all the provisions you need to work well. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to “leave the office” and join your family, stress-free.


Know When To Switch Off



Of course, you’ll only be able to leave the office if you know how to switch off. When you work from home, it’s always tempting to check emails and answer phone calls whenever they come in, especially if you’re a freelance worker. For your brain to be at its best, it needs to switch off occasionally. Make sure that you establish an endpoint for your working day, and then stick to it. Once that time passes, there’ll be no more checking emails.


Avoid the Lazy Habits



It’s easy to fall into bad habits when you work from home. You might not get dressed in the morning, your hygiene might not be a priority, and you could end up eating meals that you know are bad for you. When you’re working from home, treat it like any other job. That means making sure you’re presentable, upbeat, and otherwise taking care of yourself.

Mental health is a problem for stay at home workers, but if you take our advice above, you’ll be able to stay in a positive, productive frame of mind; which is what you need to be at your best!

Comments

Modern Digs said…
Great comment about taking care of yourself! Working from home, near the kitchen, can make it easy to eat more often than you need too!

Popular posts from this blog

Polar FA20 Activity Watch Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors, Well, I am out of the hospital, but I am not allowed to be very active yet, so I asked my daughter to test out this new item. It is an Activity Watch. What a great item for Get Out Get Active! The Polar FA20 counts your daily physical activity. First you need to set the basic information. The date, units (metric or imperial), your weight, height, birth date, and male or female. Place the FA20 on your wrist to measure your physical activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This watch monitors your activity and gives you feedback about how you are doing. Everyone should be physically active at least 30 minutes each day, and the FA20 helps you achieve this. Throughout your day you can check and see if you are having a Lazy Day (active less than 30 minutes), Easy Day (active 30 to 60 minutes), Active Day (active 60 to 75 minutes) or an Intensive Day (active more than 75 minutes). You can also record your training sessions to learn more about how your body respon

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Omron Heart Rate Monitor Review and Giveaway

Hey Neighbors, Another great product for the Get Out and Get Active! An Omron Heart Rate Monitor ($59.99)! Once again due to my disc problem my daughter was the one to try this out. This is seriously not fair! Anyway, one of the great things about a heart rate monitor is that you can make sure you are exercising in your zone. You can monitor your heart rate and then adjust your pace for either a slower workout or a more intensive workout. This monitor comes witha high and low alert so you can make sure you stay right where you are supposed to. Not overdoing it, yet not taking it too easy! You can wear the wrist receiver on your wrist, or you can mount it on your bike or treadmill so it is easy for you to read. This Omron Heart Rate Monitor comes with: 1-Wrist Receiver Watch 1-Transmitter 1-Transmitter Strap (Chest size 29" to 55") 1-Receiver Mounting Bracket 1-Storage Case 2-"Lithium" Batteries (installed) 1-Instruction Manual (Above nice carry cas