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Take Care of Yourself While Working From Home

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and a worldwide pandemic, it is important to keep your mental health a priority while working from home. The American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization have released helpful hints and guidelines to better take care of yourself! 

 

  1. Maintain a schedule: Though working from home has many perks -  waking up later, working in comfortable clothes and surroundings, and being able to snuggle your pets at any moment - your body and mind thrive with a routine. Wake up around the same time every morning, change out of your pajamas, eat a healthy breakfast and make sure to head to bed early enough to get a full night’s rest. 

  2. Move your body: Take a break to stretch your legs every hour or so. Take a walk or follow an online exercise video to get your heart pumping at least 3 times a week 

  3. Stay connected: Social distancing can lead to feelings of loneliness. It’s important to connect with family and friends over calls, texts, and video chats! 

 

Please see this informational webpage on workplacementalhealth.org for more helpful tricks while working from home!