Working at home can be a challenge, especially if there are children in the home. If you have not already, set a routine for both you and for your children. Your schedule should include what time your work shift will begin, what time you will take a break and for how long, what time you will have a lunch hour, and when you will end work. Scheduling your breaks and lunch hour ahead of time. This will not only create a life/work balance for you, but will also let your children know when you will be available for their attention. Your children’s schedule should be similar, with their breaks and lunch periods the same as yours. As the weather allows, make sure to incorporate outdoor time for the children, as it will help burn off that energy! (Source: Pines Behavioral Health).
Staying physically active can be very difficult while working from home. Any little bit helps and stretching is an easy and essential way to stay active. Stretching is essential, says Dr. Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, because it helps maintain flexibility. The Mayo Clinic says you should be stretching at least two to three times a week. And you should hold each stretch for 30 seconds for most areas and up to 60 seconds for sore or problem areas. Don’t bounce, which can cause injury. Expect to feel tension while you’re stretching, but not pain. (Source: Republic Health).