If you work from home, you’re probably already familiar with the many ways you can fall into unhealthy habits. Your daily routine may not even include having to shower and change, let alone sget off the couch or step away from the kitchen table if either of those are your at home desk.
Working from home has it’s pros and cons when it comes to work habits. But your daily health habits don’t have to be affected if you take some simple steps towards a healthy routine.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Working from home may present the temptation of your own kitchen being mere steps away at all times. As per traditional employment, common workers get used to the familiarity of having one lunch break, maybe some shorter snack breaks, and that’s about it. However, home employment offers snacking capabilities throughout the entire day, proving to be a hard pitfall to avoid.
It is important to stay mindful of what is being put into your body while the mind is distracted by work. Start up a system of what you can and cannot have while toiling away at a project, and make sure to consider this when out purchasing groceries. All the food you eat now during the work day will be from home, so consider getting plenty of healthy options.
Schedule Break Time
Since your home is both space for work and space for relaxation, you may find yourself becoming a little stir crazy after awhile. In these moments, it’s imperative to incorporate times to get outside and in other environments. Because you don’t have in-office coworkers, connection to the outside and with others may seem absent at times. Find times to get out and even to socialize with others.
This may sound silly, but it’s impportant that you keep close tabs on your personal hygiene as well. It’s easy to think that when nobody is seeing you and there’s no dress code, that you can get away without that morning shower. Or maybe you’re more relaxed on cleanliness, or whatever it is, the last thing anyone wants to have happen is for that mentality to become habit. Wear comfortable clothes for working in, but still prepare for work in the same way you would every day for a job outside of your home.