Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a wave of workers who have switched remotely. This has led businesses to permanently switch to being remote, and business owners doing the same for their small businesses. It’s proven that working from home still leads to getting the job done, and even makes productivity better. Since remote work creates this very blurred line between work and life, it can be understood that health and even standard self-care practices tend to slip.
It’s just something that’s completely normal. However, it’s important, even with these blurred work-to-life balances, that you still keep up with your health and take care of yourself. You should create boundaries for yourself so work doesn’t consume you. These are some helpful self-care tips for remote workers.
Don’t neglect your eye health
There is a very high chance that you’re staring at your computer screen for 8 to 10 hours each day. But did you know that this can actually be pretty harmful to your eye health? It’s true, and those who tend to have very dry eyes don’t benefit from it either. If you’re looking into chronic uveitis treatments, then one of the first steps is to take breaks throughout the day for your eyes. This will help in preventing eye exhaustion and dryness.
Look after other aspects of your physical health
A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, and vice versa. It’s very important to give your body the attention that it deserves since it’s sitting at a desk hunched over all day. To alleviate this, you can start with exercising regularly. Even getting a minimum of 3 times a week for an hour each can do a lot of good for you. Another thing you should do is to keep proper nourishment. While junk food can be very tempting, it’s best to stick with whole foods as these are far healthier and they’re going to make you feel better.
Sleep is also something that you should not ever neglect. Don’t risk your sleep just to “catch up” with work, all you’re doing is piling more things on yourself. You need sleep to think better, to be productive, and to stay energized throughout the day. There are plenty of health consequences such as heart disease for skipping out on seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Don’t neglect your mental health
You need to take care of your mental health in this digital world. This should include getting on social media a lot less as it’s filled with bad news and can lead to insecurities. You should also do things that you enjoy once work is finished for the day. This includes walking away from the computer for a little while and doing something such as go for a walk, gardening, board games, crafts, or anything else you may like. It’s important to step away from your computer and the area that you work at from home so your mind can “clock out” of work. This is going to really help your mental health.
This is a collaborative post.