Stamina, endurance, staying in power. These terms are often heard in sports, fitness or any activity where strength and consistency are required. During this pandemic, I realize that stamina is also needed to work at home.
Many of us enjoy working from home while others simply tolerate it. To build stamina, it’s important to find a balance between work and break.
One mistake that people usually do is staying at their desk during break time. Personally, I like to go to the kitchen and check what I can prepare for dinner, do some stretching, load the laundry to the washer, etc. The 5-15 minutes spent doing these everyday mundane tasks can deactivate my work mode which helps to release mental exhaustion.
Furthermore, once I’m done for the day, I put away work completely. This means no email, no WhatsApp, no checking my files.
It also helps to do some mental release at the end of each day. Talk to friends and family, go for a walk, play your favorite game, take a warm bath.
Energy is prone to stagnation which can manifest into anxiety or physical pain when you let it build up. Always go out of your way to release these energy blocks. Work on your vitality as much as you work on your productivity.