Selfcare

Selfcare

5 simple self-care activities you can fit in to your lunch break while working from home

Need a midday boost? We’ve got you covered.

6/1/2020 5:28:00 PM

5 easy selfcare activities to boost your wellbeing during lockdown:

Need a midday boost? We’ve got you covered.

With this in mind, fitting inor quick run during your lunchbreak is a sure fire way to give yourself a quick boost. The best bit? If you’re working from home, you’ll have your shower waiting for you afterwards.3. Get craftyIf you’re looking for a way to take your mind off of things for a bit,

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is a great place to start. Of course it won’t work for everyone – if something is particularly troubling you, it can be hard to focus on anything else – but give it a go.There’s something incredibly therapeutic and calming about sitting down and creating something, whether that’s a

or a line drawing. We’re not talking fancy here – a couple of doodles will do – just try to give yourself (and your brain) a chance to switch off and experiment with colours and shapes for a bit.4. Make yourself a fancy lunchSelf-care activities: make a tasty lunch.

If you’re working from home for the time being, why not make the most of your kitchen during your lunch break? Treating yourself tois a nice way to give yourself a little boost at lunchtime, not to mention that cooking in itself can be incredibly relaxing.

Why not givea go while you’re at it?5. Sit stillThis may sound like a bit of a non-activity, but stick with us for a second.At a time when we’re using technology more than ever, and when social media is particularly full of terrifying news updates and depressing figures, it’s more important than ever to take the time to check in with yourself.

You may also likeDoes mindfulness meditation actually work? One sceptic put it to the testFor many people, self-care is simply about sitting back and understanding how you’re really feeling, andtreating yourself with compassion(all too often, we’re talking to ourselves in a negative way). By sitting still – and getting rid of distractions – we can begin to identify any negative thought patterns that might be making our mental health worse in the first place.

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