For some people, working from home is a normal routine. But for others, working from home is a new phenomenon brought about by the global pandemic.
For this second group of people, working from home has completely changed their day-to-day lives, and many have found their overall health has taken a toll. Here’s how you can stay healthy while you continue to work from home in Minnesota:
Keep Your Routine
We’ve all heard the stories of people admitting they aren’t showering as often and are staying in their PJs all day. While this was fun and novel at the beginning of the pandemic, allowing this to continue can negatively impact your mental and physical health.
It’s important to keep a daily routine. This means setting an alarm, showering, dressing, etc.
You may not even realize how much more you used to move around at your office or place of work in the Twin Cities. The office kitchen and bathroom were probably farther away, and you took breaks just to chat with coworkers. It’s important that you get up from time to time and move around at home as well.
Not everyone is cut out for working from home as it can be isolating. If you’re used to being around a lot of people and are feeling lonely, be sure to check in with friends and coworkers throughout the day.
At Wayzata Bay Wellness, we focus on the unique challenges of those in high-pressure careers in Minnesota as the intensity of these jobs can lead to anxiety about performance, stress, exhaustion, burnout, and limited time and energy for relationships outside of work. This can result in a shrinking support network and frustrated partners, which is why we also focus on the families of such individuals.