Set Up Your Home Office Near a Window
Natural light is your ally against seasonal depression, which usually appears in the fall. It helps your body produce the vitamin D it needs, namely, to maintain energy levels and mood. You can’t get too much natural light, even in summer. Consider setting up your office where it will receive the most sun exposure! If you can’t, take your breaks outside.
Keep Regular Working Hours
It can be very tempting to keep going on into the evening or get a few extra hours in after the kids have gone to bed when working from home. But this form of time management may turn into a vicious circle. For example, you will be perceived as being “too” productive and will be asked to take on a larger workload. Your boss and colleagues may likewise begin to think that you are always available. Unless you are under a tight deadline, avoid working long hours when at home.
Exercise or Meditate
You’ll feel better if you take advantage of your coffee or lunch break to be physically active! Especially if you have spent the entire morning sitting. Go for a run, do yoga or lift some weights. Even a simple walk can do wonders for your morale. Plus, these practical actions are great ways to give you mind a quick reboot! Meditation is also a tried-and-true method for when you need to clear your head.
But how can you incorporate exercise or meditation into your routine and avoid reverting to old habits? By creating a dedicated zone for that activity in your home. You will be far more likely to stick with it if you have an area set up with all the essentials.