Keeping yourself regimented and in a good state coming out of this necessary lock down is important. That’s why we’ve compiled a short list with tips of things you can do in three key avenues to stay on track, and perhaps even develop some new strategies when you come out of the other end of this pandemic. Read on to find out more on managing physical, financially and mental well-being from home in 2020 and beyond.
Managing your physical well-being
Keeping fit and healthy when stuck indoors can be a difficult task, as nearly all gyms are closed and you’ll naturally do a lot less passive exercise. To help make up for this deficit and keep on top of your health, there are a couple of different things that you can try. Aside from getting that much-needed break from screens to clear your mind, a daily walk, run or bike ride will be a great way to get the circulation going, and should be the first thing you consider as part of this new temporary routine.
If you live in a modern apartment building then you might be lucky enough to have an on-site gym facility that’s available for you to private use, but with gyms closed for the foreseeable, most of us are locked out entirely. A lot of people are having the same idea, so it might be a little bit difficult, but why not try getting some gym equipment for the home? This way you can do some of your workouts while stuck inside.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to spend any money at all, you could find some free classes online to help you train.
Managing your financial well-being
Having a healthy financial portfolio gives you the freedom to explore different options in life, and if you’re someone that’s struggled to keep up a savings account or have never invested some of their funds before, now could be a great time to start learning! These are uncertain times currently, with many individuals and companies struggling financially, but despite negativity, there is certainly some opportunity for those that are looking in the right places.
One example of this is in the UK property market. During this time, property investment opportunities nationwide are continuing to thrive where perhaps other markets have dipped. In their most recent podcast, going into detail on the effects of the pandemic, RWinvest stated that client interest and inquiries had risen, with investors no longer willing to wait to secure their piece of a city for the future.
Tip – Look into what you can do with your available funds to make them go further, or at the very least save some of your money while you can so that you might be able to come out of lock down with a stronger financial bolster.
Managing your mental well-being
As touched upon in the previous ‘physical’ paragraph, it’s extremely important to ensure that you get a break from your screen time each and every day, in order to break the cycle of monotony and get rejuvenated where possible. Most people who are working from home will be sat at their makeshift desk from Mon-Fri, and when you’re in the comfort of your own home you might not think that you need to take breaks or stay scheduled, but it is extremely important.
Socializing and staying in touch with friends/family is also crucial in making sure that you don’t feel lonely during lock down, and so make sure you’re making the most of Facetime and Zoom in order to schedule in a virtual pub quiz or two every now and again!