Using Your Space to Promote Self-Care
Self-Care: From Loss to Gain
Regardless if we’re working remotely or onsite, some of us may focus on the things we’ve lost: : loss of communication, loss of mobility, loss of activities, all of which can have a negative impact on our own well-being. The Healthy Workplace Committee wants to challenge you to think of this as an opportunity to take time to participate in self-care- the practice of taking action to preserve or improve your personal well-being. An integral component of self-care is to focus on what we can gain versus dwelling on what we’ve lost. A great way to participate in self-care is to focus on making our spaces happy and healthy.
Ways to Create Healthy Spaces at Home
Whether working remotely or onsite, our home is where we spend most of our time; therefore, the state of our home has an incredible impact on how we feel both physically and mentally. Below are some resources on how to create a healthy home:
Working from Home with Children
Many McMaster employees have had to adjust to not only working from home, but working from home with children. This presents unique challenges to the McMaster community in how to structure a workday and maintain productivity while spending meaningful time with children.
Below are some resources staff and their children can access from a variety of local institutions directed to educating and engaging children online.