by: Isabella Sarlija
Working from home has its ups and downs. Sure, one can enjoy the freedom of typing away at their computer while wearing running pants, and nobody would be the wiser. But without proper WFH tips and work boundaries, our work can extend into the late hours of the night, keeping us wired until the moment we fall asleep. This is detrimental to our well-being because, without proper relaxation at the end of the day, stress levels increase, leading us to other health problems down the road. To prevent this, here are a few WFH tips to help unwind after a long and grueling day.
STAY AWAY FROM YOUR BED
This WFH tip starts the moment you wake up. The brain is a miraculous organ––it subconsciously associates different objects with different activities. According to an article published in Women’s Health, if one works from bed, the brain can start to associate the bed with both work and sleep. This means that it will take longer for you to fall asleep as your mind tries to figure out whether you are about to open your laptop or hit the hay. By staying away from the bedroom during working hours, our brain learns that the bed is strictly for things like sleep and sex, making it easier for us to unwind after a long day.
KNEAD THE DAY AWAY
We love dipping into soothing baths after our WFH workdays, but we also love massaging our bodies, too. Lathering oneself in oils can promote lymphatic drainage in the body while providing a gentle massage that helps calm overactive nerve endings.
Multiple studies show that aromatherapy helps people to feel either invigorated or calm in certain situations. Consider using an essential oil like lavender, bergamot, or cedarwood to clear the mind of stress as you make your transition into a blissful end to your day.