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5 Healthy Habits to Develop for Healthy Hybrid Working

This week we will examine the importance of Creating Daily Habits while we embrace a New Working Reality. Life is busy. Many of us may be juggling multiple priorities between our work and personal lives and finding it difficult to create space and time for our own wellbeing.

Hybrid Work, Life, Balance state of equilibrium where a person prioritises the demands of one’s work and the demands of one's personal life in a way that works for them.

It can improve our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Promote less stress, a lower risk of burnout. Give focus in our work and our personal life.

Having a healthy work-life balance is essential for overall health and well-being, it can be stressful to try and balance family life with demanding job responsibilities.

Having a healthy work-life balance will also give you more time to spend with your family.

It also means you will have more time to do things you love, time for you. Five healthy habits that will help.


Planning

The most powerful conversation of the week is on Sunday. Plan when you are at home and when you will be in the office. Consistency is key, who else will be in? Can I avoid traffic? Can I have my first or last meeting at home? When are you moving? Plan your exercise, from walks to classes. It’s harder to ignore if it’s written down. Plan your self-care, how important is this time to you? Do you need 10/15/30 mins. I’m happy with a cup of coffee for 10 mins at 6.45am. Let go of guilt you deserve time. Factor in your commute, what do you use this time for? Podcast, Book, Singing to the top of your lungs in the car. Commute when you are working from home, 10 mins walk from the house and 10 mins back.


Get Up Early

Yes, this is extremely generic, yes, I know not everyone is a morning person but honestly having breakfast, a cup of coffee and 10 mins to yourself every morning will make a difference. Set your alarm for 10 mins earlier than this morning and in two weeks' time do the same again Don’t hit snooze, it will hurt for 2 mins and give you back an hour in your week Use your extra time with purpose.


Move Everyday

Book that class, do that walk. Use it to reconnect with the kids, friends, technology free. IMO movement is a component of self-care, though I would suggest carving out a little more time for you if you can. Every 30 mins notice your posture at your desk at home or in the office, shoulders back, unclench the jaw & breathe. Create a space at home that you can close the door or easily move from the kitchen table. Exercise & Movement should bring you joy, please don’t do something you hate.


Gratitude

Gratitude is life changing, focus on what is good in our lives and being thankful for what we have. How do you begin? Focus on practicing just once a day, if you’ve had a bad day, you can dwell on the few small, good things that happened and use those positive thoughts to create a good mood before sleep. Keep practising and gradually over time it will become easier. Gratitude can change your perspective & increase empathy & compassion.


Let It Go

Yes, you must feel your feelings. Most situations in work & life aren’t personal. People can have off days and what happens in the boardroom stays in the boardroom or on the zoom call. Communication is important, if the question “is everyone ok with that?” gets agreement Managers, partners, friends are not mind readers & vice versa. Choose when and where to have specific conversations. It is ok not to agree & talk about how you feel. Don’t reply to emails/texts when you are frustrated, you may have a different spin on it in a couple of hours, the next day.

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