When people hear the word self-care, they immediately imagine meditation, spas, working out, and saunas. While all of these can be great self-care routines, they aren't the only self-care routines, and they aren't even the best ones for work.
Most people in today's world are caught up in some much work that it's impossible for them even to imagine taking care of their minds and bodies. Despite the hectic nature of work, you can still practice self-care, even amid a working storm. Ensuring that your body and mind are tended to properly is a task that you shouldn't leave undone. In this article, we'll be going through a few ways you can practice self-care, even during working hours.
Take Away The Clutter
People say a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, and that's usually true. When your desk is cluttered, your mind may internalize that clutter and leave you distressed. However, if you start the day off with a clean desk and workspace, you'll likely be able to think freely throughout the day.
Another reason why cluttered desks are bad is that they slow down your work. If your desk is cluttered, you'll find a hard time deciding what task to do first, and if that happens, you'll not be able to complete your tasks on time. This may lead to more clutter, which will keep the cycle going. You wouldn't want that.
Have A Motivating Playlist
Some people do not fancy music, and that is understandable. However, if you love music, you should probably use it for self-care. Create a motivating playlist that will get you through your day, and have it blasting in your ears all day long. If you work in a position where you'll have to interact with many customers or even bosses, this may not be advisable.
One of the worst things you can do for yourself is to work all day long without taking breaks. Our minds aren't built to concentrate and think for long periods continuously. Now and then, we need a break, and we must take those breaks. Taking much-needed breaks helps revitalize your mind, and they help make sure your mind is in the right place.
Now, your breaks should not be about you sitting around and doing nothing. Try to do something constructive during this break, like reading a novel or even just strolling around.
Connect With Team Workers
One of the worst things in the world is to work with team workers that you don't connect with. It slows down the job, is terrible for office dynamics, and makes working an actual chore. A great way to make work more fun and enjoyable is to seek co-workers and connect with them. That way, you'll have other reasons than a paycheck to come into work every time.
Drinking water and staying hydrated is a self-care advice that works for everyone in every aspect of society. If you're working long hours, it may be difficult to remember to drink water, but you should. We've found that creating a routine for drinking water (say, a glass of water after every hour) will do a better job of reminding you to drink water than your actual body.
Have you ever thought of how long you spend staring at your screen? Think of it now. Don't you think it's a bit excessive? Staring for too long at the relatively harmless rays from a computer screen may damage your eyesight; that's why it's advisable to go analog at least once a day. Doing that will do your eyes and brain a universe of good.