With the onset of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we are now urged to work from home. Many companies have told their employees to work from to ensure that social distancing is done to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Yes, working from home is exciting, but it can come with its own set of challenges, especially if you have kids or are taking care of a sick loved one. If you do not get organized, you may get stressed out and end up not being productive. To make use of these quarantine measures below is a guide on how you can reduce stress while working from home. Let us get right into it!
Avoid Getting Obsessed With The News
With this pandemic, many of us are indeed glued to our screens and phones, watching every update. While it is good to be informed, being obsessed about it will not do you any good, especially for your mental health. Scrolling through Twitter the whole day may leave you devastated, and will not help you get productive with your work. A remedy to this is to focus on your work and avoid these distractions. Yes, you can take a break from work, but also take a break from the media to ensure that you are in the right state of mind for your job.
Make Healthy Living A Priority
Working from home can be tricky since you will be tempted to keep snacking all through the day. It can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle, and you may end up gaining a lot of weight, which will take you months before you shed it off. It will also make you slack while working, and you will not be performing at your best. This will lead you to become stressed since your employer will also be complaining about your quality of work.
To prevent this and to ensure that you are alert, we would advise you to make healthy living a priority. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. These will help you alert and ensure you are hydrated. Also, take plenty of water to help your body function well. You can have a bottle of water next to you as you work, together with a bowl of fruits. Also, ensure that you work out. I get that going to the gym during these quarantine times is a daunting task, but there are numerous workout videos online. You can try them out since there are so many varieties, including Zumba, yoga, martial arts, and aerobics. These workouts will get you up and running and keep you energized as well as help improve your sex drive.
Yoga can be quite helpful in improving your sex life both mentally and physically. It counteracts fatigue, stress, a lower self-image that can result in suppressing your libido. Also, it can help you in enhancing your physical strength, muscle control, and flexibility.
Doing yoga regularly can result in better sexual functioning, especially in women, such as desire, orgasm, arousal and overall satisfaction. Few postures can surely improve your flexibility; later, you can even try those postures with your partner while having sex.
At times we remain so tired due to workload or less sleep that we avoid having sex. Doing yoga regularly can surely improve your energy levels and even help in having a goodnight’s sleep, resulting in stimulating your sexual appetite needs.
Yoga also helps in relieving your period cramps and easing your pain if performed continuously for 6-7 months. Once you are not having any period problems or somewhat reduced by them, you have a higher chance of having an orgasm.
Yoga can also enhance aspects of male sexual satisfaction like performance, intercourse satisfaction, desire, partner synchronization, confidence, erection, orgasm, ejaculatory control, etc.
Once you are in-tune with your body, living the present moment, relaxed, you will surely enjoy the time with your partner and have fully satisfying sex.
Designate A Workspace In Your Home
To keep your mind focused, it is crucial to have a workspace at home. It will help you to maximize your productivity as there will be minimal distractions. Get a comfortable chair, desk, and a place that has lots of natural light, to ensure that you focus on the job. Keep it organized and declutter to ensure that you only have what you need. A clean and orderly work station has proven to induce happiness and reduce your stress levels.
Keep Regular Hours
We get it; working from home can be tricky. This is because you will feel like you have all the time to watch TV, and can work from any time of the day without your employer realizing it. The disadvantage of this is that you will find yourself binge-watching on Netflix, and before you know it, it is already noon, and you have not replied to your work emails yet. This slacking off can lead to stress since you will be behind schedule. Therefore, if you regularly work from 9 to 5, try to ensure that you work at the same time at home, to avoid escalated issues.
Working from home is not for everyone, and while some people will love it, others will not enjoy it. If you are not careful, this monotonous lifestyle at home can increase your stress levels. However, with the above points, you will be able to navigate it and come out on the other side, still feeling productive, once this quarantine life is over. Above all, ensure that you have a positive mindset about it since the mind is a powerful tool.