Since a few weeks ago, we are all working from home and as you probably know, it can be a bit challenging. For me, it’s about little things, taking lunch brakes with my colleagues and of course, chatting with them directly. Also, I’m an active person, so I miss long walks, yoga class and going to the gym, but more on that later.
Another thing that I realized is just how much I’m used to my daily structure. In these self-isolation circumstances we found ourselves in, days can melt together and it’s easy to lose a sense of time.
So, like everyone else, I started “building” my days around little routines and I would like to share them with you!
I start my days with oatmeal and yoga. It’s a phrase we hear so much, but it actually does keep me centred, plus it does wonders for posture and back. Great for all of us office people who sit for most of the time.
Not only in the morning, I do yoga whenever I feel like it. It’s one of the home office perks, I just lie my yoga mat down and I’m on it! I would suggest this to everyone. Not yoga necessarily, but whatever keeps you active, pilates, Zumba... anything. If you have a treadmill (like my colleague Nina,) just jump on it and run for a couple of minutes. Believe me, it will pay off.
What to do with after work hours? It can’t be all work and yoga all day! So, I took some time and started researching recipes. How to prepare lactose-free, well, everything – milk, yoghurt, ice cream… you name it. Also, I’ve always been a huge fan of Asian cuisine, so I decided I should try some recipes out. Started rolling sushi, not quite like a boss, but I’m getting there. And spring rolls are a huge hit in my home.
So, if there is a BuzzFeed Tasty recipe you’ve been wanting to try for ages now, give it a go!
Get some fresh air
I've never been happier to have a dog than these days. My Kimi needs his daily walks, so we go out a couple of times a day. Of course, respecting the guidelines and not going close to other people. This isn’t really that big of a challenge since people are truly respectful and mind the social distancing recommendations. But sure, if someone wants to pet Kimi – why not!
In addition to that, my favourite room as of lately is my balcony. I spend a lot of time there. Maybe I will plant some herbs in the near future as well.