I have been slacking off at work since May began. I was feeling down all of a sudden. I became weary of responding to the status of this project. I have been through the first week, basically sticking to my bed and staring out of my window.
In the past few months, I have been doing the best that I can, burning for eight or more hours every day working at home. Work does not end when the shift does. #WorkInQuarantine is very tough. I am overwhelmed by the demands, hazy about assigned tasks, and confused about our current work from home situation. I feel a little demotivated and lost enthusiasm at work.
I slack off not because I am lazy or could not care less about work or being productive. It is hard to do your best when you are mentally and physically exhausted. With the current situation outbreak, maintaining good health has become important. Our mental well-being is just as important as our physical. It is essential to take care of our health.
Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
A couple of days ago, I started jumping again. Staying active can make us feel a lot better. Jumping rope does not require any expensive equipment. All you need is a jump rope, space, and sneakers. We cannot do a lot of things that will help moderate our stress and anxiety. This physical activity does wonders about our mood; it improves our sleep, it reduces strain, and it makes us feel better. Jumping rope is not just about exercise; it is also about fun, as told by many.
Also, I try to keep as many of my routines as possible, getting outdoors for daily doses of sunlight and fresh air. Establishing these healthy habit-filled routines is a great way to make our day more efficient.
It is OK to cut ourselves some slack. Learn to stop being so hard on yourself once in a while. We are doing a lot better than you think.