If you are like most modern moms you have an endless list of things that you need to get done
during the day, often leaving little time for yourself.
If you want to keep yourself fit and healthy so that you can tackle all of those tasks with energy
and enthusiasm, you will need to find some time in the day to take care of yourself.
“It is important to look after
yourself when you are
working from home, and
resist any bad habits.”
Here is a look at why it is important to have a separate space for work in your home,
plus tips for staying fit and enjoying a healthy eating regime.
Setting Up Your Home Office
Being able to work from home does offer a certain amount of flexibility and saves time on
commuting as well, but you do need to set some clear boundaries and create a space in your
home that is specifically for working.
If you sit on your bed or at your kitchen table with your laptop, it can have a big impact on
your ability to switch off and limit the amount of time you spend doing your work.
Sharing a space that serves a dual purpose of home and temporary office can create blurred
lines and create mental associations that are likely to make it harder to switch your mind away
If you have a designated space in your home for doing your work, this will give you much
greater control and a sense of discipline that will make it easier to separate your professional
and personal commitments.
Take Time to Workout
Maintaining a good level of fitness will help you to stay mentally agile and keep you in shape, which
is why you should schedule in some workout routines into your week.
If you visit the HomeGymr site, you can get an idea of what equipment to install in your home so that
you can take time out of your working day to get some meaningful exercise.
Regular workouts are easy to achieve when you have everything you need at home rather than trying
to find the time to visit a local gym.
One of the biggest temptations associated with working from home involves paying a regular visit to
your kitchen for some snacks while you brew a pot of coffee.
Your kitchen is likely to be full of treats that the family love, but if you are there all day, you don’t
want to be grazing on them, as this will soon impact on your weight and upset the balance of your diet.
Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables and resist the temptation to snack on candy and other junk food.
Eat Well With Proper Meals Through the Day
Working from home should not make a difference to your eating habits and your aim should
be to eat well and stick to conventional meal times where possible.
A good breakfast with a choice of fruit or unsweetened muesli will start the day the right way.
Lunch can be a healthy soup or a skinless chicken breast with some pita bread – that doesn’t
take long to prepare – followed by dinner with the rest of the family in the evening.
You can find your own variation and preferences for healthy eating, the main message is simply
to look after yourself when you are working from home, and resist any bad habits.
About the Author
Millie Godfrey started her own business as an online life coach a few years back. She shares her top tips for managing daily life, juggling the kids and work whilst maintaining a sense of self.
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