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Cabin Fever: Working From Home TipsPublished:
Social distancing, does that sound like a dream or your worst nightmare? Thousands of companies, including Google & Apple, are working remotely from home for the foreseeable future.
In the midst of all this, we’ve put together our top working from home tips to help keep you stay productive, mentally alert, and physically well!Nutrition: It all starts with what goes in that body of yours (aka the Temple)! Many people are opting for groceries to be delivered vs. heading into stores to tackle the masses. It’s important to stock up on some shelf stable nutrient dense items. You know and love our products, but a few of the other items include canned food, dried food (beef jerky, fruit, etc.), camping meals, MRE’s, etc. Snack are key too! Check out our full blog post here. Working from home means you have the flexibility to create a delicious breakfast you have always wanted, or that mid afternoon smoothie. Cutting down on the commute time means you can take the time to create meals that are an upgrade from your usual routine!
Home Office: In an ideal world, employees that work remotely would have a dedicated office area. But not everyone has a separate work space in their home. Be sure you set up an area to work in that makes it easy and comfortable to type at your computer without giving you back ache. Sofa slouchers we’re looking at you! Leave everything you need for work there, this will help your brain to identify when you are in 'work mode' and when you need to relax.
Maintain Regular Hours: Having clear guidelines for when you should be working and when to finish up helps many remote workers maintain that sought after work-life balance. That being said, one of the benefits of working from home is flexibility, and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else's time zone. Automatic time-tracking apps, such as RescueTime, let you check up on whether you are sticking to your schedule and when you are most productive.
Exercise: Take a walk outside and get some fresh air (away from crowds, lets not forget social distancing people). You may have also seen that many workshops, classes, and fitness instructors are taking their workouts online through programs like Zoom or Instagram Live. Some of our favorites include:
Kate Lemere (@katelemere) who is an instructor at Barry’s and hosting morning HITT workouts on IG Live.
Katie Baki (@katie_baki) who is hosting donated based Zoom yoga classes throughout the week, check out her page for the schedule (more to come from Katie soon!)
Planet Fitness is hosting FREE virtual workout classes. These are open to anyone, including non members.
Schedule Breaks: Take a break away from your computer to stretch, walk around, and give your eyes a break from the screen. Billy likes to work in 30 minute intervals with a 1-5min break in between to refresh and maintain sanity. If you have a lot of daily phone calls, use that time to walk around.
Positive Morning Routine: Waking up and keeping to the same routine can help get you in the mindset for the day ahead. First up, decide on a time to sit down and start working. The second step is to create a routine beforehand that gets you into the chair and infront of the computer. You don’t want to be springing out of bed and into work straight away. The benefit of working from home is that you can create a personalized morning routine. It might be making a cup of coffee. It might be after a home workout. It might be getting dressed into ‘normal’ clothes (wearing pajama pants to work is a perk for some, but a bad strategy for others). A routine can be more powerful than a 9am start time at getting you going for the day ahead.
Stay healthy! Send us your favorite tips, we'd love to hear them @drinkiconic