Still Working From Home?
Author: be well™ with Big Y® Registered Dietitian Team
For many, working remotely during this time can be a delicate balance between having gratitude and maintaining one’s mental health.
We are in a new way of living, working and operating. To best succeed in your new work-life balance, take steps to incorporate self-care practices into your days so you not only survive but thrive.
Set a Timer
If you become immersed in work and realize hours have passed since you last stood up, set a timer for 45 minutes. When the timer goes off, stop what you’re doing, get up and walk around. Make yourself a cup of tea, stretch, steal some snuggles from your pet, go outside for fresh air or have an impromptu dance party.
Break your fast from the night before with at least 4 to 5 Food Groups: Vegetables, Fruit, Protein, Grain and Dairy.
Lead with Protein
Aim for at least 30 grams of protein at every meal so your energy, and appetite, is sustained. Skimping on protein can result in peaks and valleys of energy and cravings. Find yourself grazing throughout the day or overeating later in the day? This could be why!
Change your Scenery
With the transition to cooler weather, taking your laptop outside may no longer be an option. But changing your venue from your office to your living room or kitchen can do wonders for making you feel at ease and productive.
Take Time Off
This may seem counter-intuitive but stepping away from the dynamics you’re experiencing may be exactly what your brain, body and family need. Checking out for a few days will help refuel stamina.