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Simple Ways To Maintain Mental Health While Working From Home

Whether you’ve been working from home for a while now or have just recently switched to it as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that telecommuting has its own set of challenges, especially on our mental health. How do we make sure that our gray matter up there is working healthily at full capacity?

How To Keep Mental Health In Check While Working From Home

While working from home seems like a dream come true for a lot of people (no traffic, less expenses, working in pajamas, etc.), it’s no secret that the setup has its own sets of challenges especially for our mental health.

For one thing, you’re at home all day, which limits your time to socialize. Your family may also find it hard to adjust and so boundaries are oftentimes broken. The lack of structure can also limit your productivity, which can add to stress.

So how do you help keep your mental health in check through all of this? Here are some tips:

Stay connected

We now live in a time of self-isolation due to COVID-19 so staying connected with friends and loved ones is important. This can be done via a simple call, or even chatting on social media. Always remember that connection is key, especially when you have no choice but get stuck at home.

Break up your workday

One of the best tips you can follow when working from home is to break up your workday, like going on a 5 minute exercise or watching a couple of YouTube videos every couple hours.

Get a routine

And more importantly, stick to it. This is important since it will give you a sense of structure as you’re left to fulfill daily tasks on your own. Do this enough and it will feel natural over time. You’ll have a better grasp of your time.

Incorporate wellness activities

This is one of the best perks of working from home so take full advantage of it. It can be as easy as a simple walk or a 10-minute meditation period. Really, it’s anything that can help relieve stress.

Work From Home COVID-19 Pandemic A new study released in April 2020 shows that only 34 percent of people in the U.S. can work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pixabay

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