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Self-care Tips in Isolation

A home office setup. Photo by Djurdjica Boskovic on Unsplash

If you’re going to be working from home or need to isolate for global health safety reasons, it’s still going to be important to take care of yourself.  Practicing social distancing is difficult and it can take a toll on you, especially if you’re the type of person who enjoys social interactions and being out. In this week’s Nantucket Gate Blog, we’ve got a few self-care tips for you for the times that you’re lacking in social interactions or stuck at home. 

Good Hygiene

If you’re working from home or have been isolated due to quarantine, it’s important to take care of your body by practicing good hygiene. Many people view good hygiene as a social requirement, and thus being isolated from society can affect whether you do the basic hygiene practices like showering and the brushing of teeth. Do yourself a favor and practice basic hygiene. Not only will you be cleaner than before, you’ll also have a better outlook, as how clean you feel can have an impact on your mental state as well. 

Take Breaks

Working from home can make you feel like you’re obligated to get more done, which may mean you sacrifice the breaks you’d take if you were at the office. Make sure you’re getting an adequate break every few hours to stretch your legs, get something to snack on, or just to get a change of scenery. Doing so will help you feel like you aren’t just stuck and will make you more productive and effective.   

Eat Well

Part of taking care of yourself is ensuring that your body gets the nutrition it needs. Though it may be tempting to order a pizza or get some drive-thru fast food, we recommend being mindful of what goes into your body and making the food yourself. There are plenty of delicious recipes on the internet, but it will be a little more time consuming than having someone else make it for you. You’ll be able to feel the difference when you take the time to eat well instead of binging on junk food!

Do you have any tips on self-care you’d like to share with our Tacoma, WA community? Leave us a comment!