Due to the corona pandemic, most of us have to work from home as much as possible. This has many consequences for your vitality: you spend more time sitting down, you move less and keeping your focus is difficult when you don’t have a proper workspace set up at home. You can notice the impact on your vitality by your energy levels, your concentration levels, your motivation and maybe even your mood. Do you want to remain your vitality working from home? The following tips can help you with this:
1. Healthy eating and drinking
What you eat and drink has a huge influence on how you feel. Make sure you eat varied meals, with enough vegetables and fruit. Here you can read more about healthy eating and how you can make a habit out of it.
2. Your workspace
For a healthy posture it is important that your workspace is well equipped. Make sure your chair is at the right height (your knees should be at a 90 degree angle). Check if the armrest of the chair is in the right position (so that your arms fall on the backrest at a 90-degree angle) and that your laptop or screen is slightly elevated on your desk, so that you look straight ahead while working, instead of having to look down.
Furthermore, it is very important that you have sufficient daylight in your workspace, and that it is a place without distracting stimuli. Maybe, you have a quiet room in the house where you can set up your workplace. Or, try to put on some noise canceling headphones.
3. Rests and breaks
Taking plenty of rest and taking breaks during the day has a big effect on how you feel. Make sure you get enough sleep and that you take plenty of breaks from your screen. Walk around in the house when you grab a drink, or get up and do some exercises when you call a colleague. Also try to do som after work activities that don’t involve a screen, such as walking, playing a game, cooking, gardening, reading, drawing, etc.
Exercising regularly has a positive effect on your mood and reduces feelings of fatigue. This doesn’t always have to involve a gym! For example, take a walk during the lunch break, do some stretching exercises in your chair or try some yoga exercises. Also make sure that you keep moving after work, for example take a nice evening walk or bike ride.
Working from home can have a huge impact on your vitality. Take good care of yourself by healthy eating, setting up a good workplace, taking enough breaks and by regularly exercising!