Now that we’re spending more time at home, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind. Whether you’re working from home, homeschooling your children, or making sure everyone is fed, it can be hard to take a moment for yourself.
We know how important self-care is for you and your family, and we want to make sure you find ways to stay healthy and happy. Here are some tips you can follow from the comfort of your own home:
Stick to your routine
If you have a morning routine, keep doing it! It can be as simple as waking up at the same time every day, making a cup of coffee or tea, and doing a guided meditation before getting started on your work.
Create a home office space
This one’s simple: Find a comfortable spot in your home where you can do your work. Just make sure you don’t choose somewhere too comfortable, like your bed! Your home office will become the quiet place your kids aren’t allowed to without your permission, and you will get a sense of ‘going to work’ even though you’re working from home.
Take frequent breaks
To make sure you stay fresh throughout the day, take short breaks every couple of hours to stretch or go for a quick walk around the block. This will help keep your brain alert and give you some much-needed fresh air.
Eat Healthy and Meal Prep
Eating healthy is a huge stress reducer. When you are eating well and taking care of your body, there is less room for stress and anxiety to creep in. If you aren’t already, start meal prepping. It will save you so much time during the week and ensure that you have healthy meals on hand at all times.
Turn Off Your Work Phone on Weekends
One of the hardest things about working from home as a mom is that you don’t really have an off switch for work. Turn off your work phone during weekends and evenings. Give yourself permission to turn off your work phone and set boundaries with your job when it comes to responding to emails or calls outside of normal business hours. It can be hard at first since many of us are so used to being constantly connected with our jobs but setting these boundaries will help protect your mental health from burnout.
Take A Mental Health Day
Working from home can lead to constant work days if you allow it. A great way to avoid this is by taking a mental health day on occasion. Even just one or two days a month where you don’t work or do any work-related tasks can increase productivity, reduce stress, and give you something to look forward to each week!
Create a vision board
It can be easy for moms working from home to lose sight of what they really want out of life. If you’re constantly busy with work, children, and household chores, you may struggle to find time for yourself. Creating a vision board could be the perfect solution for this situation. By creating a vision board, you’ll have something that reminds you of your goals and aspirations right at your fingertips every single day. You can use a corkboard or even just cut out pictures from magazines or print them off online and tack them onto your wall or refrigerator door.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Let’s admit it: doing everything yourself can be a bit of a power trip. But, sometimes, you just need to ask for help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask your partner to take over cooking dinner one night or give them a list of errands they can do while they’re out running errands. It’s OK to let go of some control so you can focus on what matters most right now.