Updated: May 6, 2020
It is always important to pay attention to your mental and physical wellbeing, especially during this current pandemic. Whether you are currently furloughed or working from home, here are some tips to ensure that you make the most of staying at home while taking care of your mind, body, and soul.
1. STAY ACTIVE
Exercise is not only good for our mental and physical health, but it also helps us sleep better. Replace your weekly gym sessions with fun virtual classes including online pilates and yoga sessions. There are a number of amazing and free virtual classes and mobile apps to choose from. Here is a list of a selection of some of the best yoga apps you can easily download and start using yourself!
2. STAY SOCIAL
We are social beings, and social interactions and relationships are fundamental to our wellbeing. Feeling lonely due to isolation is currently a huge issue for many of us and social support can really boost emotional and mental health. From virtual pub quizzes with colleagues to wine catch-ups with friends, using video chat is a great way to boost your mood and stay connected with people around you even if you are unable to meet in person. So make a cup of tea or pour a glass of wine, and pick up the phone or use Zoom or Facetime and have a proper chat with someone, it will definitely be an instant mood boost!
3. KEEP LEARNING
Upskilling and learning new things is a very efficient way to make use of the free time that you currently have, especially if you are furloughed. You will never have as much free time on your hands as you do now, so why not take advantage and start learning the things you have always wanted to learn? Whether it be picking up a new language, improving your cooking skills, or learning how to use a platform or software that is new to you such as Photoshop. There are plenty of opportunities to upskill and a wide selection of online courses to choose from on platforms including Udemy and General Assembly.