The past few months have been incredibly challenging physically, mentally, and emotionally, as the global pandemic upended our lives. In our latest WFH Series, we’re chatting with members from our community to see how they’re staying sane and well during this time, how they’re managing their stress and anxiety, and WFH tips and wellness hacks.
Today, health and wellness blogger Kennedy Haffner (@thehealthyhaff) shares her daily rituals and what’s helping her stay focused and well, while WFH in Portland.
WHAT RITUALS HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED WHILE WFH?
Each morning I sit down and jot down a few lists: one is how I am feeling that day, the second is things I am grateful for, and the last one is things I hope to accomplish that day–this helps to keep me focused and excited for the day.
Another thing that has helped keep me focused for the day is my “daily commute,” which is where I walk around my block right before I start working for the day, to feel as though I have left “home” and went to “work”. Then I’ll do the same later on in the day when I’m finished working for the day. I usually use this time to listen to a bit of a podcast, an audiobook, or my favorite songs.
WHAT’S HELPING WITH STRESS & ANXIETY LATELY?
I always opt to go outside to combat stress and anxiety. Lately, I’ve been loving going to the park to eat my meals outside when the weather is nice and try to spend as much time outside as possible! Today, I ate some veggie rice rolls outside.
Another way I’ve been trying to keep things interesting each week is to pick a “date night” for myself. I often will get flowers from the store when I go once a week. And then I will get dressed up, make a nice dinner and go on a “date” with myself. No computers, phones, or distractions allowed!
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FAVORITE WAY TO WIND DOWN?
At night, I love to light candles to wind down and usually do a face mask, take a hot shower, and drink a cup of tea.