If you do not have any plans yet this Labor Day, you may want to take this time to reward yourself for all the hard work you did. And rewarding yourself, it can mean doing absolutely nothing.
Choosing Labor Day activities that you can do in the condo means that you can enjoy the day without the need to leave your unit. While some people are planning backyard barbecues or catching up on Zoom, you should not feel guilty about declining invitations and fully committing to yourself the whole day.
According to the Harvard Business Review, being busy and overworked is seen as a status symbol and a badge of honor. However, the prize achieving such status is burnout, sleep deprivation, tears, and poor physical and mental health.
This Labor Day, give back to yourself and get started with self-care activities you can do in the condo that would surely improve your overall well-being.
As a working professional, you probably never put yourself first and self-care may have taken a complete back seat. But you have to realize that practicing self-care is more important now than ever. Taking good care of yourself will help you manage the demands of daily, shelter-in-place life.
We have enlisted some self-care activities you can do in the condo this Labor Day.
It is the perfect time to relax, encourage less busyness and more Netflix, and chill. With all the tasks you handle each day, you might probably be mismanaging your time, leaving so little time for sleep.
Also, sleeping can help you recharge your body to be ready with your tasks on the coming days. It is not just helpful on your physical health, but more so with your mental health as it helps you to be more relaxed and composed.
If you are tired and overwhelmed, Labor Day is the best time for you to catch up on sleep.
Time to binge-watch
You might have been so busy these past few weeks that you haven’t had the time to catch up on your favorite Netflix series. This Labor Day put your phone on silent mode, order your favorite snacks, go to Netflix, and press play.
Whether you’re a homebody or just someone who is currently stuck at home right now, watching your favorite series or movies would keep you entertained for hours long. You can even make your watching experience more especial by decorating your own condominium into a mini-cinema. Through a set of good volume speakers, a wide screen through television or home projectors, and some popcorns and snacks on the side, you can take your movie night setup into the next level for a more enjoyable experience. If you are out of budget and would like to make it still special, you can create DIY or do-it-yourself setup according to your own preference of movie night.
Read a book
Reading your preferred books can keep you busy on your free time and will help you relax especially to those who are fond of reading. This self-care activity is essential as it gives you peace and silence to take a break from the busy corporate life.
Try to discover more read-worthy books. If you are not so specific with your preferred genre, it is the perfect time for you to try and read different stories that will surely keep you entertained. There are variety of books where you can choose from according to your mood. Just make sure that you will finish reading them, as no one wants to be left hanging, so as your books!
Maybe it’s been so long since the last time you have read an actual book. You can revisit this activity by purchasing a book online or by downloading an ebook to read on your Kindle. Spend the day getting lost in someone else’s world. Read and learn!
Host a quiz night
Do you miss your crew? Why not catch up with them by inviting them over for a fun and challenging quiz night! You can make use of Kahoot! and other interactive activities and tools that you can easily download.
A quiz night could be boring for some, and they will perhaps lose interest on it. As a result, your friends might feel bored and worst, will disconnect in your virtual party. To avoid such, make sure to keep your quiz night entertaining by including relevant and funny questions. You may include some trendy statements or memes to make it more enjoyable. Also, some exciting prizes can add spice and thrill. It can be a money, a tangible gift, or even an e-certificate or a voucher in your favorite cafes and shops.
Don’t limit yourself to the traditional ones. Try to experiment, and change your mechanics into something that will excite them.
Put down your phone and get back to basics. You just might be surprised at how much more relaxed and happy you feel afterward.
Skincare is self-care
With how stressful the world is today, it might feel tempting to just watch TV late into the night or just scroll through your social media account to check on what’s latest on the news feed. Caring for your skin is one of the steps in developing a self-care routine.
Instead of doing these things, why not focus on taking care of yourself this Labor Day? Try spending five minutes to treat your skin and send yourself a message that you are worth it!
Draw yourself a bath, get your favorite body scrub, massage yourself in oil, and close your eyes. Now breathe. Feels good, right? This relaxing and pampering experience of an at-home body treatment can mean a lot to the wellbeing of your skin and soul. However, make sure that your routine suits your skin. Not because you have time to relax, you now have the card to try everything. Perhaps, it is also the perfect time for you to consult with a dermatologist.
If you have been overwhelmed with work lately, you might have neglected to organize your stuff and cleaning out your closet. If you find cleaning relaxing and meditative, go ahead and start decluttering!
At the point when your condo is loaded up with jumble and superfluous things that frequently heap up, it tends to be excessively upsetting and overpowering. One thing that you may have considered doing is to clean up your living space. Notwithstanding, as the vast majority, you don't have the foggiest idea where to begin.
When you have spare time and finally decide to declutter your living space, start with just five minutes. You might probably find 5 minutes weird or useless, but you have to remember that baby steps are important. It is the start of something good that will eventually turn into a habit. After allotting 5 minutes on Day 1, allot another 5 minutes on Day 2, and so on, until you have cleared the space.
You can spend an hour or two in the morning cleaning up your condo unit. Sort things out and identify what needs to be eliminated from your space. By doing this, you will not just help yourself recover from all the stress brought about by your corporate life, but will also help you think of the best condo designthat is perfect for your unit.
Start a daily routine
Most of the time, we find ourselves at loose ends, getting so absorbed into doing our tasks that we forget to take mini-breaks to stretch or rest our eyes. This Labor Day, you can start creating a daily routine that you can use as a framework for your workdays.
You do not have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to self-care and working (from home or office). You can start taking 5 minutes for yourself to decompress, zone out, and recharge. This could mean anything from a quick walk around the house to a short period of meditation, or even just laying down to rest. To make things easier for you, you can try different apps that could help you take a break and regain your focus.
You can download reminder apps that could notify you when it is time to take a break. Some apps allow you to customize your preferred break time to your specific work schedule. You can set intervals and even look at a seven-day history to see how well you are doing at taking your regular breaks throughout the week.
Additionally, other apps would remind you to engage in healthy habits like standing up, walking, exercising, and even drinking water.
Aside from taking a break, you might also want to try doing quick meditation to help you get back on track. There are meditation apps that can help you develop mindfulness amidst this hyper-connected world.
You can download these apps that can give you time sessions up to 30 minutes long and as short as three minutes for both guided and silent meditations. There are also those that aid in better sleep, to restore yourself after your busy workday.
Download and set everything up so that you will be reminded to keep this healthy habit daily when you go back to work the following day. By creating a new daily routine, you can make your condo living healthier enough to get ready for your next endeavors.
Exercise and re-hydrate
Exercise might be the last thing that you could do, especially if you have a lot of work on your plate. This Labor Day, join a virtual fitness class of your choice, put on your activewear, set up that yoga mat, identify a space in your condo, and get fit for the day!
Remember to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water throughout the day. Staying hydrated helps your body function optimally and keeps your skin looking fresh and healthy. Also, since we sometimes mistake thirst as hunger, eliminating that feeling helps to increase metabolism and burn fat.
Re-hydrate regularly and schedule a quick full-body workout twice or thrice a week. There are a lot of fitness apps and sessions you can try that you can do for as quick as 7 minutes or as long as an hour or so.
Self-care is a trendy expression in this day and age. You may have been seeing it referenced in books and magazines or by various gatherings and supporters yet you don't have an unmistakable feeling of what is the issue here or you probably won't be that persuaded at this point that you ought to receive it in your life. Self-care is a term that envelops pretty much anything you do to regard yourself which will empower you to turn out to be more gainful, better, more certain about yourself and be better and more caring to other people. Every day, take a couple of breaks for yourself to diminish pressure and improve your prosperity
It's imperative to ensure you take great consideration of your body, psyche and soul ordinary, not exactly when you become ill. Attempting these straightforward self-care tips will certainly empower you to battle pressure and live a better and more peaceful life.
There are various ways to practice self-care so make the best of your Labor Day holiday. Make sure to maximize your time by focusing your efforts on boosting your overall well-being.
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