For almost 12 complete months, the world has swung from panic to hope, and then right at it back again. Therefore, nobody blames anyone if they felt a little depressed. Traveling just a few feet down the road is the new remedy!
Before quarantine, we had, let’s say, the permission and freedom time to go to our offices and come back home. Then there was a schedule! Lunchtimes, our meeting hours, and their different locations. Now we barely move!
Based on a survey released in December many of the participants are just spending the time between the start and end of their workdays muddling. Now that many of us are working remotely continuing this habit might end up in a serious mental health problem.
Yet, there are still ways for employees to be in charge of their work-life and maintain the required balance between them. The key solution is to start delineating the start and end of their days by faking a commute. Haven’t you heard it? “Fake it till you make it.” In other words, first, define your working hours and when they start, then fake your commute to work! Why not try a brisk 20-minute walk, pretending you are going to work?
By just doing that, each day, even if it’s not walking, meditation helps a lot too, to introduce a habit, you could improve your physical and mental wellbeing during a time when it’s crucial we look after ourselves.
So today, rather than continuing to sit behind your computer, or lie in bed with your laptop, when you know it is time to clock out, think of how you are going to help yourself, so get up, put on something you like, and a face-mask, and walk around the block. Listen to whatever comforts you and keep this in mind, no matter how long, this is a temporary situation.