How to keep active while working from home

Working from home? That's no excuse to slack off. Check out our tips and techniques to stay energised for the work day!

It's easy it is to slack off while working from home due to the lack of social stimulation that an office provides and of course, the temptation of a comfortable bed. Wondering how you can stay active then? Here are 6 tips and techniques to stay energised and keep focused!


Plan out your agenda for the whole day

Set aside some time in the morning to figure out what you want to accomplish by the end of the day. This is a great work from home routine, as it keeps your mind focused and prevents slacking off by being accountable to tasks at hand. This schedule should outline every assignment you’re planning on doing – from work assignments, to workouts and breaks in between.


Keep a fixed routine

Plan and cultivate regular rituals while working from home. For example, you could try waking up and planning your day at the same time every morning. Or you could also start your day with a morning workout, followed by a hearty breakfast. Throughout the work day, It is best to plan fixed break intervals, in which you can refresh your mind with activities like playing darts or doing yoga stretches.


Stay fit with exercise 

Working from home does not mean you have to let your exercise routine slip! Try investing in home workout products, such as resistance bands, exercise mats, pull-up bars and weights to use during workout breaks. If you don’t have exercise equipment at home, there are many forms of exercise you can do without leaving the house too, such as yoga, squats, and HIIT workouts. Ensure to do these exercises for a minimum of 30 minutes per session, three times a week.


Move away from your desk for food

As we all know, it's super easy to get carried away with work and end up sitting at the desk for the entire day – even during mealtimes. Therefore, being mindful about this and investing time in the simple act of leaving your workspace to go to your dining room or local eatery to eat is beneficial, as it forces you to get up and walk around more.


Practice in-chair stretching

Sitting at your desk for prolonged periods can cause the muscles in your neck and back to become stiff, and affect your hamstrings, calf muscles and hip muscles as well. Long hours at the desk can also result in strain on the lumbar spine, causing back pain. Tackle this by investing in a chair with ample arm rest, back-rest and cushioning. Remember to delegate pockets of time in your day to stretch your hamstrings, triceps and spine to provide relief to your body too.


Don’t make work a 24/7 constant

It’s easy to lose track of time while working at home – after all, there are no colleagues around to remind you that the work day is over! As such, make sure you establish clear boundaries for a finish time every day. After that, invest all your energy into spending time with your loved ones.

We hope that these tips and tricks will help you become a master of productivity! Though simple, they add up to significantly helping you to achieve a successful and rewarding day, even at home. Try 'em today!