4 Habits to Adopt for Your Well-Being During Confinement
by Optoplus / February 2021
In this time of cold and confinement, it’s so easy to increase screen time. From virtual meetings to binge watching the hottest series, our team has put together some tips for you. At first, we thought of sharing these tips internally to boost morale and health among colleagues, however, we decided to share them with you as well. Here is our small contribution to our collective well-being.
1 - Adjust Your Telework Schedule
Seeing as a regular workday pretty much spans most of the daylight hours, going out for a walk or exercising after dark is not really motivating. If your job allows it, take a break mid-day and resume work in the evening.
2 - Find an Accountability Partner
Have you decided to take up meditation, workout at home or even prepare healthier meals? To increase your chances of success, find yourself an accountability partner. Whatever your goals, agree to report to that person.
In return, your friend, relative or co-worker will be responsible for motivating you and staying in touch with you to make sure you are meeting your goals. It goes without saying that this approach is meant to be lighthearted and without pressure.
3 - Get Acquainted with Audio Content
Has your appetite for a good book diminished since the start of the pandemic? You’re not alone. It’s no surprise that stress and anxiety can affect concentration. While the thought of reading may suddenly seems less appealing, enjoying yourself doing something other than sitting in front of a screen can be beneficial to your mental health as well as your eye health. Why not choose an audiobook or podcast? The OHido app – powered by CBC Radio – offers a wide range of free content for you to discover on your next jaunt outdoors!
4 - (Re)Discover Your City and its Parks
Walking is great, but after months of walking the same city blocks winter is the perfect season to amp up your outings or reconnect with a sport you neglected for years. Skating, hiking, cross-country skiing, sliding or building a snow sculpture, we bet there are a ton of parks and great areas in your neighbourhood that you haven’t visited in years. Make a list and get out there a rediscover where you live!
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