Home should be a place of comfort. After a long day, your home should be a place of peace. However, because of COVID-19, most people are under orders to stay inside, only going out when necessary. Now, 'Home" may feel like imprisonment.
Being that we are not certain when things will return to 'normal', how can we maintain a healthy mental state while making our homes feel like a sanctuary again?
Separate Your Space
With more people working from home, the lines between workspace and living space have been blurred. Create a space, doesn't matter how big or small the area is, that is solely for work and/or school. This way, you're not doing work on the couch, which is the same area you watch TV, read and relax.
On the other hand, try having an area that is a complete work-free zone.
Create A Schedule
Creating a simple schedule goes a long way. Have a set number of hours that is dedicated to both work and downtime. For example; from 8 am-12 pm every day can be designated to work time. 1 pm-2 pm, can be set aside for lunch or going outside to get fresh air. You're going to want to do something that gives your mind a slight break from work.
Another way to notify your brain that you're switching gears is to change clothes. Yes, it is very tempting to wear pajamas all day however, that might not be a good idea if you're going to be working from home. Wearing the clothing you would typically wear to work can help clarify the line between work and home.
Care For Your Space AND Yourself
We understand the need for wanting to keep your space as clean and sanitary as possible, especially during this time. However, that desire for cleanliness may make your home more sterile rather than homey.