Working from home is, for many people, a great thing as it means increased autonomy, less oversight from supervisors and managers, and the ability to work just about wherever you want, while wearing just about whatever you want.
Of course, there are downsides to working from home as well – most notably the fact that it can be very difficult to maintain good work-life balance when working from home, and your “working hours” can easily end up expanding to consume all your free time if you’re not careful.
Here are a few tips for optimising self-care when working from home, so that you can have the best chance of sidestepping these issues.
Create a Daily Self-Care Routine
A daily self-care routine is something that you absolutely should have, regardless of what it is you’re doing on any given day. It’s important to get into the habit of doing things on a regular basis that help you to feel your best – and when you have a preset routine that you utilise, it can be easier to make this a part of your everyday schedule.
Your daily self-care routine might include using your own personal Salon Equipment for a light makeover, finishing each day with a hot bubble bath, and watching a funny film. Or maybe something else altogether.
The important thing is that you should make it a priority to stick to your self-care routine every day, in any event.
Say “No” Wherever You Can
When working from home – and especially if you are an entrepreneur – it is often very important to figure out the skill of saying “no” wherever you can, and focusing your time and energy “at work” on the really important tasks, and letting as much of the rest go as you can.
It is especially important that you set boundaries around your free time, so that you don’t give in to the temptation to fill every waking minute with productivity.
By focusing most of your time on your most important core tasks, you will likely perform those tasks to a better standard of quality – and by taking personal time off, you will recharge your batteries to do good work again the next day.
Always Have Some Personal Hobby, Pastime, or Project
Self-care isn’t all about bubble bath and relaxation – although those things are great. It’s also about engaging in hobbies, pastimes, and projects, that can help you to feel inspired and rejuvenated.
A great way of doing this is to spend time each day, if possible, working on some project or hobby that gets you genuinely excited, and that you can draw inspiration, enthusiasm, and joy from.
Not only will this make you more resilient to the stresses you face in your everyday life, but it will also make life more magical and interesting in general.