Purity, Regularity and Rest
In this crisis, Rest, Purity and Regularity - are very important for both you and your possible family members or housemates!
We all know that those who get enough sleep are healthier and perform better. But did you know that a lack of sleep can cause all kinds of problems? For example, adolescents who sleep too little get poorer grades at school and can develop emotional problems. But you may also have noticed that if you sleep poorly for a few days, you can have little, you feel bad. Perhaps resulting in depressed feelings.
Although 8 hours of sleep is recommended, the ideal sleep duration depends on your age and need. Some people get enough sleep for 7 hours, others 9 hours. It's also about the quality of your night's sleep and that you wake up rested. Resting can also be done in a different way than by sleeping: this also helps to take a regular break at work. This is especially true for work where you have to think a lot and be alert. Carrying out a task with attention requires a lot of energy. If you do that for too long in a row, mistakes will occur and you will become slower. A break is then necessary to recover and function properly again. If you also use that break to move for a while then you are doing well. Exercise helps you relax and focus again.
You are currently almost beaten with it, but hygiene is really very important to avoid getting sick from infection with a bacteria or in this case by a virus. So there they come again:
- wash your hands regularly with soap and water
- coughing and sneezing in the inside of your elbow
- use a paper handkerchief
- don't shake hands
- keep 1.5 meters away
Your hygiene is important to others. If you pay attention to your hygiene, they are less likely to become infected through you. You can mainly sneeze / cough the virus through the drops and transfer it by hands.
Work and private life are currently very mixed. That is precisely why it is now important that you apply regularity in your life. Stick to the same morning, afternoon, and evening rituals as you would otherwise. Get up at the same time and go to bed at set times. If you necessarily want to finish something in the evening and therefore go to bed later, this will affect your next day. Then you will most likely work slower the next day because you are tired and continue until later, which can lead to a kind of vicious circle in which the balance is lost.
Regularity also means structure and that gives us a sense of control. Unfortunately, this control is now hard to find because the corona crisis has completely disrupted normal life. Despite this crazy situation, try to bring as much structure into your day as possible. Make arrangements with your employer, colleagues, partner and any children. This way you know what to expect from each other. Moreover, it also helps you to claim time for yourself. A daily schedule can help with this, we give you an example below.
Create a daily schedule yourself? We have prepared a handy schedule for you!
7.00-8.00 Get up, change clothes, freshen up, have breakfast
8.00-9.00 If you have children, put them to work. For your work: prioritize your mail and only answer what is really needed. Make a to-do list for what you want to deliver that day.
9.00-10.00 Working time for assignments or telephone / video consultation.
10.00-11.00 30 minutes for children, give them new assignments. Take a break and take some fruit !.
11.00-12.00 Working time for assignments or telephone / video consultation
12.00-13.00 Make a tasty and healthy lunch for yourself. Go outside (think up games
for the garden or take the family for a walk). Take the last 10 minutes for yourself to do a relaxation exercise or just nothing at all. Just charge.
13.00-14.00 Putting children to work, check your to-do list and make adjustments if necessary, mail priorities and answer again. \
14.00-15.00 Working time for assignments or telephone / video consultation.
15.00-16.00 30 minutes for your children, give new assignments. Take a break and take some fruit!
17.00-18.00 Final points on the i of your to-do list, think of something positive in return (compliment, action that has been successful, etc.) and start preparing a healthy meal. \
18.00-18.30 Take time for your meal
18.30-19.30 Go outside again (garden or on the street). Especially for children who are almost to bed
this is an ideal moment of rest, go through the day together. Or else move in.
If you don't like the schedules, make a to-do list every day. Even if it's just one thing you want to do today, it creates overview and a sense of control.