We live in extraordinary times that we have never experienced. And it may never happen again. There isn't some universal recipe for a perfect home office, but we can give you other tips on how to handle this pandemic from your home sweet home. For your free time, not during the home office. And these tips you'll definitely like. After that, you will be much more calmer.
Do things you never have time for
Because of the virus, you can't meet your friends in a bar or cafe. Now it's a perfect opportunity to spend some time with your family or flatmates at home. Instead of going to the cinema, make your DIY home cinema. We're sure that you have some desk board games that you have never played before. And what about a book which you got for Christmas? You have more time, don't waste that just for social media. We may never have such an opportunity again. Obviously, everyone hopes.
Everyone handles this situation differently, but for all, it's really stressful times. You can't meet your family or friends. That might be challenging. To avoid stress, you should try breath exercise. It's simple. You need just your body and at least 5 minutes of your time.
- Sit or lie down in a quiet place.
- Focus on your breath.
- Take a deep breath to the belly through your nose.
- Hold the breath for 3 – 5 seconds.
- Slowly exhale through the mouth.
- Repeat for at least 5 minutes.
During technique, you relax, and after that, you feel relieved. This technique you can use anywhere and anytime. You're welcome.
Don't be so hard on yourself. Through working from home, you fight against the virus; you are a hero! Every hero deserves some rewards. After you finish some hard tasks, you should treat yourself with everything you like. Chocolate, fruit, one episode of favorite series? In imagination, there's no limitation. But be careful, don't disturb yourself too much from work!
Make a call
And we don't mean a business call. Social interaction is much more important than ever. You should make a video call with your close friends or parents. Loneliness is a serious problem now and causes many mental issues. One call might help not just you, but it can make someone else happy. Like us, they can give you more tips on how to handle this pandemic. We know, not that good, but you can give a try.