Working from home is the new reality in this COVID pandemic time. Maybe working from home is good option for women for its flexibility but it has its own challenges. Working from home is not so easy for women. Prolonged working hours may create stress and adversely affect the performance.
We are here with some awesome tips that would help you to manage stress when working from home.
Have a look.
𝐒𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: Create your work-from-home schedule in advance. Follow it. Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. Start your day with a plan, make a to-do-list and stick to it. Finish your work at time. Define your working hours and learn to say ‘no’ to extra assignments after your working hours.
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬: Our surroundings affect our mood and productivity. When we are more productive, we perform better. Set up a positive and productive workspace. Eliminate distractions from your workspace. Nature creates a productive environment. Put some indoor plants on your desk. This would boost your mood and productivity.
𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢-𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐬: Working for long hours is one of the main reasons for work-related stress. Take mini breaks and recharge yourself. Step away from your desk and shift your focus on something else. Go to another room and talk to others. Take some healthy snacks and drinks. This would help to reduce stress. You would feel energized.
Call a friend: Talking to a friend relieves stress. Call your friend and talk for a while. Even a friendly conversation with your colleague over the phone will be a good option. This would reduce your stress and boost your mood.
Take short exercises: Exercises keep us fit. You can do some breathing exercises at your desk. You will feel less stressed. Sitting for a long time at a desk is not good. You can do some stretching exercises when working from home. This would relax your muscles and boost your mood.
𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟- 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞: Don’t neglect self-care when you are at your work desk. Some self-care practices can be easily done at your work desk. Listen to your favourite music. Follow your skin-care routines when working from home. Even you can take a beauty nap. You will feel refreshed.
𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧: Everyone makes mistakes. There is no shame in it. Be gentle with yourself. Don’t let mistakes let you down. Take lessons from mistakes. If you have done something good, praise yourself. Pat yourself on the back. This would boost your mood and productivity.
Follow these tips and say goodbye to “stress” when working from home.