How to Relax When Working from Home

For millions of workers across the world, working from home has quickly become the new normal. And, while working from home certainly presents a number of key advantages, it can also be quite challenging for some. Indeed, given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to see why many professionals are feeling extra stressed and worried at the moment. Thankfully, despite the less-than-ideal circumstances, it is possible to relax and relieve some of the pressure you’re feeling. Here are four smart ways to reduce stress and have more fun right now: 


Turn Off Electronics

People already used their phones and their laptops an exorbitant amount before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, though, many professionals spend their entire day logged on to their social media account, a news outlet, or their work assignments. It’s key to give yourself a break from this electronic usage every now and again. Shut down your laptop, turn off your phone, and breathe. Don’t spend your evenings sifting through emails or working on a project –– instead, give yourself time away from the virtual workplace. 


It’s a fact: even mild forms of exercise can greatly enhance your mood and make you feel better. Of course, it’s possible to engage in certain exercises in your own home –– like yoga for instance. What’s more, you may also be able to exercise outside of your home, so long as you maintain a safe distance from others while you jog, walk, or run. Don’t exercise with others right now, though.

Learn a Skill

Have you always wanted to learn a particular skill, but found that you never had the time to do so? Well, this lockdown presents pros with the opportunity to better themselves and pick up valuable life knowledge. Consider sharpening your culinary skills or learning basic Japanese, for example. You’ll never have a better time to learn new abilities. 

Try Something New

Just because you’re stuck inside your house, it doesn’t mean you can’t try new things. In fact, it’s more important than ever to expand your horizons metaphorically –– since you can’t do it literally. Order a kratom sample pack and use it for an energy boost when you need it; watch a TV show you’ve never seen before; call up a new restaurant and patronize them with a carryout order. Just do something to liven up your day. 


Learning how to relax and unwind is a useful habit that almost all successful professionals possess. Don’t burn yourself out focusing on the negative. Instead, do your best to adopt a positive attitude and control what you can. Let the rest go!

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.

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