Whilst we all stay safe and keep ourselves tucked away at home, our personal wellbeing is more important than ever.
Here are 8 ways to support your wellbeing at home from the team at First Rate PA.
Take a break
Remember to schedule some time for yourself. If you are working from home it is very easy to get carried away, as you are out of your normal working routine.
- Set yourself a schedule for the day and stick to it.
- Make sure you schedule some regular breaks in during your day, maybe make one of those special coffees you keep hidden in the back of the cupboard (or fridge!).
Take advantage of the time you are at home by having that sort out you never get around to. It might be good to start with your bedroom, as we often hide items away in the one room guests don’t tend to visit. By decluttering your room and having a good clean, you will be creating that perfect relaxing environment for a good night sleep.
Not being able to go out and about does not mean that the fun stops. Schedule time in each day to have some fun. It will actually motivate you to get work done if you have something to look forward to each day.
Listen to music
When did you last go through your CD collection or your music library? Why not have fun listening to your favourite tracks, dancing around the living room whilst lip-syncing into your hairbrush is optional, but it did us no harm back in the 80’s! If you have a Spotify account, why not have fun creating some playlists, it will also create something to occupy yourself when you are working. We have had a bit of fun ourselves and created a few for you on your First Rate PA playlists.
Make sure you take some time to yourself and maybe take that long soak in the bath with your favourite bubbles, bath bomb or salts. Create a relaxing spa atmosphere with some mood music and candles.
Give yourself a spa treatment with a mini facial, hair mask and a manicure. Just because you are at home, you can still pamper yourself. Why not shop online and see if there is a local spa you can support who can deliver you a spa treatment package in a box. Maybe take a look for your own homemade natural remedies, Pinterest is a good place to look for ideas.
Why not get out and enjoy some fresh air in your garden and get it spring ready with some new bedding plants. There are a lot of sites that sell seeds and plants direct to your door. Or keep an eye on social media, as many local nurseries are selling plants direct to your door. If you don’t have a garden, why not get creative with a window box, or kitchen herb garden.
Start a new hobby
Is there something you have always thought of trying but not had the time? Take a look online for a short course that will help keep your brain active. Or maybe pick up that guitar that you have never learnt to play. It is important to keep your body and brain active, picking up a hobby is a great way to pass the time.
Stay in touch
If you are at home with your family, friends, or living on your own it is still important to stay in touch with other friends, family and work colleagues. It is great to stay in contact on social media and the odd text message, but pick up the phone and give them a call. Talk them through the art of video calling and arrange a group catch up. See how many people you can get involved and hold a virtual pub quiz on a Friday night so everyone has something to look forward to.
Have you read our 10 top tips to survive social isolation? Check out our other blogs too.
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