4 Ways to Take Mental Health Breaks While Working from Home

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Una Apartments

April 12, 2023

When home becomes the workplace, it’s beneficial for your mental health to have a clear boundary between work and home life. This gives you the space to take breaks and return more energized.

A lot of remote workers find it challenging to figure out what a mental health break looks like. This is partly because of other life demands, such as personal responsibilities, handled at home.

Where you live also influences the state of your well-being. Hence, the need for a home that’s one step above your expectations, like Una Apartments by Arthaland. This development puts forth the idea that in a wellness-focused condo, you can effectively recharge your mind and body.

Here are some ways to do it:

Get Up and Move

The body and mind are so closely linked that when your body feels better, you also get an enormous sense of well-being. This is what happens when you exercise as a form of mental health break.

In your condo unit, you can exercise without any equipment by following bodyweight routines or doing yoga poses. If you’re a beginner, start by building a 5 to 10-minute session into your routine. While being active on a daily basis has its perks, there’s no need to do a hardcore workout every day.

At Una Apartments, you can take it easy by walking or jogging in a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. Since the condo is located in the masterplanned community of Sevina Park, you can also venture into its walkable, open spaces. Try riding a bike or doing a jump rope workout while getting sunshine and fresh air.

Schedule Digital Breaks

A well-organized studio unit with balcony in Una Apartments gives you room to breathe (Actual Photo of the Model Unit).

Just like how you schedule tasks for the day, set aside time to escape all forms of digital screens. This way, you can give your eyes, neck, shoulders, and back the much-needed rest they deserve. Focus on self-care routines, hobbies, or other activities that make you feel calm.

If you want to go all in, consider a digital detox. This usually takes 24 hours to 1 week, but ultimately, you can choose how long you want it to be. While away from technology, you can take advantage of condo facilities. Una Apartments has a Potager Garden where you can spend some quiet time and access organic produce. Make yourself a healthy meal as part of your self-care routine.

The condo also has a full-size pool where you can splash around and swim a few laps. Use this time as well to interact with neighbors or reconnect with loved ones. 

Create a Dedicated Break Room

Another way to include mental health breaks into your daily life is to create a physical barrier between work and play. At Una Apartments, you can do this by designing your own dedicated break room.

Pro tip: Make your break room a no-phone area if you want to relax and cut back on tech usage at the same time.

Units at Una Apartments are generous in size, with a floor-to-ceiling height of 2.6 meters. Interested buyers can choose from a range of studio and one-bedroom furnished with selected IKEA products. Further, the units have operable windows that maximize natural daylight and ventilation. This gives you a space that boosts Vitamin D levels and provides good indoor air quality.

With these features, Una Apartments is considered a condo home that supports sustainable living and enhanced wellness. It’s on track to becoming the first multi-certified mid-market condo in the country, meeting the standards of LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), WELL™ (WELL Building Standard), EDGE® (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), and BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence). 

Have Lunch on the Balcony

Transform your balcony into a relaxing nook when you move into Una Apartments (Actual Photo of the Model Unit).

Finally, the simple act of stepping away from your desk to sit outside and eat can do wonders for your mental health. Your balcony can serve as a breakaway spot. Add potted plants, a cozy table, and an outdoor rug to increase comfort.

All units at Una Apartments come with a balcony, separated from the living area by sliding glass doors. Opening these can extend your living room, let more light in, and provide views of the condo community with 60% green, open spaces. 

Having a nurturing community is a key part of taking care of your mental health. Consider Una Apartments for a home that supports your overall wellness.

Published in collaboration with Lamudi: https://www.lamudi.com.ph/journal/mental-break-work-from-home/

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