How to Keep Your Mental Health in Check When Working from Home

With COVID-19 forcing more and more Australians to work from home, it can be a challenge to maintain a good head space. 

Thankfully, there are a number of tips that can help keep your mental health in check now and into the future.

If you’re keen to learn more, get comfy and read on. 

Limit your news intake 

How do you feel when you read the news? Does your anxiety increase? Or do you feel a sense of calm? 

During times of uncertainty, our worries are often worsened by a constant news cycle, which is why we recommend limiting your news intake each day. 

We agree that it is a good idea to stay informed, but a large volume of news can actually have undesirable effects. Try and limit your news intake to official sources of information to ensure you’re spending your energy on quality information that matters most. 

Find time to connect 

When is the last time you connected with your loved ones? Working from home can put strains on our communication with friends and family. But finding time to connect is proven to aid mental health both in the short and long term. 

As if you needed another excuse to schedule that Face Time with your sibling or parents. 

Stick to a schedule

This one can be tough to begin with, but a solid schedule is a brilliant tool for managing work life balance when working from home. 

Our tips include getting up at the same time each day, scheduling regular breaks, having set working hours and not incorporating chores into your workday. This clear divide will help you manage when you need to be switched on and when it’s time for rest and relaxation. With the latter being incredibly important for your mental wellbeing. 

Take a walk 

Lastly, we want to stress the importance of getting some fresh air each day. This is as simple as going for a short walk around the block or even getting out into your garden. 

Not only will this allow you to stretch your legs but the time away from devices and your home will allow you to regroup and refocus. 

We’d love to hear your personal tips in the comment section. Share them below.


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