It's hard to ignore the impact that current times have on our mental/physical health and how it has affected our work life. Lately, I've been seeking and trying out more tools that prioritize my wellness so that I can continue to be productive and feel good about my work at the end of each day. Here are a few tips that I hope can help you too.
Eliminate Blue Light And Protect Your Eyes
With so many of us working from home these days, entrepreneurs and creatives can spend hours in front of their computers writing, researching, and playing around in Canva. But research has shown that certain tones of light, especially blue light, can be bad for your health. Both Windows and Mac now have features that make the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, so if you have to stay online you won't ruin your eyes. Click here for Windows instructions and here for Mac instructions.
Sneak In A Exercise
It's no surprise that sitting at our desks or on our couches (or beds) in front of our computers all day can be bad for our backs. It's easy to get locked in for hours, but it's so important to stop and exercise. Paying attention to the stress and tension your body can hold from dealing with daily workloads can make it easier to focus on your work and form healthier body habits. This article features a few exercises you can do to save your posture.
Get A Morning Meditation In
Just a few minutes of a clear mind in the morning can do wonders for your workday. There are many meditations that are less than 10 minutes long, and you can practice adding them to your routine. I find that doing them before I even get out of bed makes it easy to make sure I get it done! Insight Timer has a great collection of meditations led by black and brown practitioners, one of my favorites is the Manifesting A Positive Day meditation by Lisa Colpa.
These are just a few tools that have helped me out, as always different methods work for different people, so try everything and figure out what works for you! Are there any tools you use that help you clear your mind for a workday? Let me know!