Forms of self- care that workaholics neglect
Working at home can make you experience a lot of emotions, both positive and negative. Chances are, you’re so overwhelmed with the transition that you find it hard to be organised and stabilize your mental health throughout the whole ordeal. Many studies have found that even though people clock in the usual 8 hours, since they’ve been working at home they still don’t believe they got enough work done.
All these factors can bring mental health deterioration to the surface and that’s why it’s important to simple but effective forms of self care.
That said, fresh list brings to you its top picks of types of self care that workaholics often tend to put off-
1. Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Don't have a conference call until mid morning? Get up on time anyway. Is your Netflix binge in full force by the end of the day? Turn it off and get to bed at a decent time.
When you're suddenly at home more, sleep schedules can take a hit as you try and adjust. But sticking to the same wake time and bedtime are crucial aspects of self-care, because those contribute to sleep quality. Without that, you may find yourself groggy throughout the day, or with big fluctuations in energy.
If you’re tempted to take a day nap and do want a snooze, aim for a 20-minute power nap, and set an alarm for it
2. Build Breaks Into Your Schedule
Don’t make a daunting to-do list that threatens to send your stress levels soaring, but have a general grasp of what you'd like to accomplish today and when you'll tackle those projects, as well as when you'll take breaks.
Being as intentional as possible is very helpful when you're working from home.. That might mean working on a different schedule than you had in the office. That might mean you have to schedule breaks at specific times. Play around with it so you're building your day in a thoughtful way from the start.
3. Make an Appointment for You Time
When it comes to self-care, the perception is often one of indulgence: mud masks, long baths, goblets of wine, lounging in bed until noon. But as the strategies on this list highlight, self-care is actually making yourself a priority in an everyday way, especially when working from home.
It's about finding healthy ways to comfort yourself, set priorities, stay connected, and create structure. Especially now, when none of us knows what looms ahead, these things can give you a much-needed sense of control that translates to making working into a meaningful activity — not one more big stressor.
Self-care is not selfish. See this is a time to see working from home not as a hassle, but as an opportunity for taking care of ourselves. And through that, building a stronger foundation for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Did you find these tips helpful or have some of your own? If you do, let us know, we’d love to hear from you!