With the second lockdown in place, most of us are back to being stuck at home - spending hours in front of laptops and televisions with our daily routines disrupted.
That said, although it’s harder than ever to draw that fine line between your professional and personal life, and stay healthy while working from home, it can still be done!
At Melt Chocolates, we’ve put together a list of our top tips and tricks to keep you healthy at home while injecting some fun into your lockdown life (with our luxury chocolates, of course!)
Read on to find out how you can make all-important yet ever-elusive self-discipline a part of your daily routine.
Eat Nourishing, Healthy Food
When you’re spending most of your time at home, it can become challenging to eat healthy.
Additionally, given that most of our kitchens are filled with quick gratification and endless endorphins - often followed by various sweet treats - it can be all the more difficult to follow a proper diet.
However, to help you with that, we’ve put together some simple tips that you can follow:
- Enjoy different types of vegetable and fruits
- Limit your salt intake (try keeping it to 5gms per day); instead, why not use more dried or fresh herbs in your meals?
- Watch your intake of oils and fats.
- Cut back on your sugar intake
- Drink at least 7 to 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated.
- Avoid the consumption of alcohol
Whilst taking care of ourselves isn’t always the most fun activity, it does make way for us to be able to occasionally indulge...
Allow Yourself to Indulge in Some Treats
Positive reinforcement - this is where we come into the picture!
Although you may want to watch your sugar intake as part of staying healthy, it’s equally important to allow yourself to indulge in some treats - after all, it shouldn’t all be hard work!
We also offer a Vegan Chocolate Gift Box, perfect for those who are health-conscious. On top of that, we offer these boxes in plastic-free packaging to reduce our impact on the environment.
Create a Dedicated Work Area
If you were working in an office before the lockdown, you may not have a dedicated workspace in your home.
What’s more, if you’re living with a partner and both working from home, you may find yourself jostling for space.
This is why it’s crucial that you set aside a dedicated working space where you can focus on work without any distractions. You’ll be able to manage your day to day and keep productive.
Create a Proper Routine
When it comes to working from home, it is challenging to create a set routine, and even harder to commit to it and follow through.
That said, if you could emulate your daily routine in a different setting, then you’re on to a winner. For example, if you’re used to going on a walk before work, then continue this healthy habit.
Whilst a new work setting comes with its own challenges, it presents you with various opportunities too. For starters, you save on commute time. Additionally, we’ll bet you’re saving some money on your coffee run and you’ve got the freedom to adjust other tasks around your work timings.
Pay Attention to Your Mental Wellbeing
Whether you’re working from home or furloughed, it’s crucial to keep an eye on your well being. Our expertise is creating high quality, luxury chocolate, not mental health - so if you feel you need help, we suggest you reach out to a friend, family member or professional.
Order Your Box Of Handmade Luxury Chocolates
It’s important to make sure that you and your loved ones are staying healthy during this second lockdown.
However, when we say stay healthy at home, we don’t mean you have to hold yourself back from enjoying chocolates and treats - just ensure you’re looking after yourself. At Melt Chocolates we use natural ingredients for all our products and truly care about your well being and the environment.
Alternatively, why not order a luxury subscription to keep the chocolates coming year round?