If you have a desk in your home, the likelihood is that you spend hours sitting there every day, slouched over your laptop screen. Working from home has meant our desks have all become a little over-run with coffee cups, paperwork, and meeting notes. While working from home can improve your efficiency, you might find yourself spending more hours slaving in front of your laptop screen than would have spent in the office. Turning your desk into a self-care station makes it easy for you to take control of your wellness and look after your body and soul. We have a few ways you can turn your desk into the ultimate self-care station.
Most of us spend our time sitting at our desk with our head in our hands. A diffuser is the perfect way to keep you relaxed, whatever the day might throw at you. You can choose a traditional reed diffuser with your favourite scent or opt for an essential oil diffuser from a brand like NEOM. Keep your diffuser nearby to let you stay relax all day long. You can keep it going after you’ve finished work to create a peaceful aroma that helps unwind.
Your Favourite Drink
We’ve all been guilty of forgetting to keep ourselves hydrated while working at our desk. Keep your fridge stocked with your favourite drinks and take one over to your desk during the day as a pick-me-up. Make sure you’re getting in your daily water intake to keep your body healthy and your mind active. Whether you’re a San Pellegrino drink or prefer a Diet Coke, take a break and treat yourself to your favourite drink.
A jade roller is for more than just your skin. It’s the perfect way of giving yourself a quick at-home massage or facial. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed or are resisting the urge to pull your hair out, you can reach for your jade roller. The crystals can help rebalance your energies and get you through the rest of the day. You want to leave your jade roller in your desk drawer and out of direct sunlight to keep it cool so it can relax your muscles.
Even with your Apple Watch or Fitbit beeping at you, it’s likely you’re not getting your daily step goals in. Keeping your body moving is key to its health and the last thing you want to do is to sit at a desk for hours on end. If you think your working from home situation is likely to become permanent, invest in a standing desk. It lets your shake off any tiredness in your body and you might find it makes you more productive.
You can turn your desk into a self-care station by changing up the light. You want to avoid harsh and bright light taking over your working space. Focus on adding warm lights that help you relax and that are less harsh on your eyes. You can invest in something minimalistic like a glow light or choose a traditional table lamp.