The Coronavirus has led to a massive change in our working lives.
Working from home is now the new normal, which has been a mixture of ups and downs for many. There’s the obvious perks of not having to commute and having more time with the family. However feelings of stress, boredom, anxiety and uncertainty are also having an impact.
The pandemic has meant little contact with the outside world, and as lockdown is easing, the thought and worry of going back into the working environment can be daunting. That said, for many of us, working from home will remain, so it’s important to ensure that we are looking after our wellbeing as much as possible.
There are a few simple things you can be doing to ensure that your working day runs well and that you are being kind to yourself. We’ve paired this with some of our team’s favourite CBD products, to help you bring a little more balance into your day.
Routine is key:
Without a structure in your day, the lines between work and personal time can get blurred and be stressful to get right. It’s important to try to follow your normal sleep and work patterns where you can, and stay consistent. Get up at the same time, eat breakfast, and get dressed, don't sit around in your pyjamas all day. Try scheduling in your "commute time" and spend it walking or exercising if you can.
It’s also really important that your workday stops when it should. Shut down, stop checking emails and focus on your home life. And at the end of the day, try to get to bed at your usual time.
If you find you're having problems switching off and sleeping, CBD can help with this. Our Botanical CBD Night drops for sleep are a great way to calm a racing mind, help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer:
Schedule, plan and diarise:
Working from home can sometimes mean our normal business processes go astray. For some, this may lead to a more frenetic approach and feeling out of control. Try to maintain the same routine as you would in the office, plan your day in advance, and remember to take breaks. Working from home can make you feel like you need to be available all the time, and can add more stress to your day.
We have found that taking CBD capsules in the morning, can help to give you some clarity and calm when planning for the day ahead. MedTerra CBD Good Morning capsules are great for this. A super-easy way to take CBD, that can help to get your day off to a great start.
Create a dedicated Workspace:
It’s important that you have a dedicated workspace in the house. When we live and work in the same space, it can create anxiety and stop us from being able to focus.
If you can, find a quiet space away from other people and distractions like the TV or the kitchen, when you can constantly reach for snacks.
If you are prone to anxiety and sometimes snack as a distraction, try our gummies, the perfect calming snack to be enjoyed throughout the day.
Feeling isolated can feel normal right now. It’s important to stay in touch with people to help boost your mental health. In and out of work, human interaction matters! Be sure to schedule video calls daily, and pick up the phone instead of emailing. Your colleagues probably feel the same as you do, so make time to ask how they're doing and whether there are further ways that you can support each other.
We make personalised gift boxes at Molecule, so if you want to send your colleague or friend a little CBD treat, let us know and we can create a bespoke gift just for them.
Be kind to yourself:
Finally, remember to be kind to yourself! This is an unusual time and situation that we are all having to adapt to. It's important to be kind to yourself and acknowledge that you might not be as productive as you usually would be. Be realistic about what you can achieve given the circumstances, and relax when your work is done. Remember to treat yourself to things that make you feel good. We love making fresh juice at Molecule, not only getting our fruit and veg hit in each day, we also add in our Gron Water-soluble CBD Drops 500mg to help create the perfect balance.
If you’d like to chat to us about ways CBD oil can help with the stresses of working from home. Why not get in touch with one of our consultants and we can find the right CBD product that works for you.