10 Simple Ways To Take Care Of Yourself While You Get Back To Work
By: - June 5, 2020
It’s been over 3 months since the virus infiltrated our country and nothing has been the same ever since. The virus changed the whole country upside down. From work from home to cooking and trying different dishes, a lot of things have changed. But as we are moving out of this lockdown there are few things which we need to consider while going back to work by breaking your work from home routine.
1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly:
When reaching the workplace, the first thing to be done is to wash your hands with a disinfecting soap/ hand wash for at least 20 seconds, or a sanitizer when water is not readily available.
2. Clean your surface with a disinfectant regularly:
We must clean our office surfaces like table, chair, and desks objects like telephone, pen stand etc. regularly as contamination on the surface touched by employees and customers is one of the main ways that COVID-19 spreads.
3. Maintain at least 2 meter of distance with your colleagues and employees:
As this virus spreads from person to person it becomes extremely important to maintain physical distance at your workplace while going back to work which would curb the spread of this disease.
4. Have better respiratory hygiene at the workplace:
Ensure that everyone in the workplace wears a mask while communicating with other colleagues. Apart from that, also ensure that the workplace has a good ventilation system so you do not feel suffocated. Sunlight and fresh air will help in boosting our immunity system.
5. Try natural remedies to boost your immune system:
Turmeric (Haldi), Basil (Tulsi), Mint (Pudina) topped with some lemon juice can be an excellent immunity booster as they help fight this virus. Increasing the intake of vitamin C in your diet also helps in boosting your immunity.
6. Opt for a shift system to avoid mass gathering:
Unless it is absolutely necessary, divide your employees into shifts so that we can avoid gathering, which will decrease the chances of contamination of the virus.
7. Advise your employee to take leave in case of any illness:
If your employee is not feeling well, ask him/her to take rest and work from home, as there might be a risk of contamination for other employees in the workplace. Show empathy towards them as we are fighting the virus and not the victim of the virus. (as we are fighting infection and not the infectious).
8. Upgrade your First Aid Kit:
A pack of disposable masks and a bottle of sanitizer should be included in your regular first aid kit as this might be essential for evading the virus.
9. Daily Meditation and Yoga:
Studies have shown that the people who do yoga and meditation regularly have seen some miraculous changes in their bodies, it not only boosts your immunity system but it also improves mental health.
10. Make the necessary information accessible to every employee:
Try making posters and informatives for all the necessary information so that employees can be aware about the situation and can take necessary action during these times.
By following these 10 simple steps you can not only protect yourself from this deadly virus but it will also ensure corporate wellness in your organization as these steps cover both physical and mental corporate wellness. So are you ready to get back to the new normal?