Nowadays, you might find yourself working from your home environment more than you’re traditionally accustomed to. Or, maybe you’ve found yourself working a hybrid schedule, splitting your time between your work office and at home. Either way, you are probably experiencing daily behaviors that require a lot of change in your “normal” day-to-day. These new environments come along circumstances that could increase stress levels. These 6 tips to enhance your work environment may help you focus on the things like your effort, attitude, and overall wellness!
1. Form healthy habits
Change, especially unexpected, can be difficult – so forming healthy habits while you’re still in any new adjustment period is incredibly important. Having a foundation of healthy habits will expedite this time for you. Ultimately, those habits will carry over into your everyday life and will allow you to create some new positive habits.
2. Create a workspace that inspires
One major element that plays into establishing those healthy habits is selecting a workspace that works best for you. Choosing a workspace and making it your own will make work seem a lot less like work. Your workspace should inspire and promote productivity along with those healthy habits you’ve formed. As you’ll likely be spending more time there, be sure to keep that space tidy and organized. A little organization can go a long way.
3. Establish daily routines
This might seem obvious but establishing a productive routine will create a pattern of success. Prepare both your mind and body for the day. Set your alarm for the same time you’d usually wake up (normal work hours), fix your bed, write your goals, wash up, and start getting in the mindset that you’re going to have an amazing day. If you need to listen to music to get into that zone, turn on some of your favorite tunes. Whatever it takes, just find a way to establish a daily routine and keep it.
4. Jot down your goals
Goalsetting is a great way to stay productive and positive! Try getting in the habit of waking up and writing down some goals. Whether it’s your daily, weekly, monthly, or even annual goals, having a physical written reminder of what you want to accomplish will hold you accountable for achieving them.
5. Find time to exercise
Working remotely does not mean you have to spend every second of every day in front of a screen. Exercise isn’t only healthy for the reasons you might think, it always helps to stimulate your brain. “Healthy mind, healthy body” isn’t just a saying after all! Build a little exercise in your daily routine and see how it benefits you.
6. Get some fresh air
So long as you’re sticking to your state’s regulations and what is best for your personal health, go outside and get some fresh air. Forecast calling for clear, sunny skies? Plan to cook out on the grill. Have a pup? Take them for a walk or run. You don’t even have to commit much time from your day either. A short, five-minute breather outside on the patio will have you feeling revitalized. Find little ways to take a quick break from your daily grind to get some natural Vitamin D.
Embrace your remote work environment by incorporating some of these helpful tips into your everyday routine!
Times are changing for us all in and out of the workplace and now is a better time than any to commit to enhancing the environment in which we spend the most time!