Figure out how to keep healthy lifestyle while working remotely from home. How do you guys deal with it?

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@vadirn1 I'm struggling with my motivation at the moment. But I used to work out in the morning. Before doing anything work-related. This made my workout the top priority, and nobody would be able to hold me back - except myself. Nutrition is another story. I eat very healthily because I cook quick, healthy meals every day - only takes 30-40 minutes lunch-break.
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@vadirn1 For me it has not been that important where I am, but if I have a plan. I know that it's harder to get yourself to exercise at home, but make a plan that matches your access to equipment and follow it. If you have nothing, check out the bodyweight routine on Reddit https://bit.ly/1DtWJ1R It's great for functional fitness and you will see progress. If you want to get great equipment on a budget rings, an ab roller and a set of parallel bars will get you set. For cardio check out FitnessBlender - they have a million routines and variations dependent on what you like. As for nutrition, I find it even easier to stay on track when at home as I can cook. Just don't buy junk food as it's easy to mindlessly snack. If you are really serious about this track your food in something like MyFitnessPal and know exactly what you need to eat next. It's not easy, but very important for overall health and productivity, it's great you are thinking about it. EDIT: And I know everyone always speaks about motivation, but in fact it's about discipline. I am not motivated per say to brush my teeth every day, but I do it.
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@vadirn1 I'd say it doesn't matter where you work from. For me gym has provided the balance I needed and at the same time it has given me the will to make sure I eat well too. Plus on top of that I sleep better as I'm physically so tired when I come home in the evening. It could be the gym, jogging, tennis, squash or something else. But definitely it's exercise that takes you a long way.
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@vadirn1 I highly recommend coming up with some routines you can default to creating some order and regularity in your life. It might be a daily break for a walk to your fave coffee shop, or booking a lunchtime yoga class. Whatever you enjoy / want to do more of, ensure you are scheduling it in regularly. Also helps to make friends with other remote workers locally so when you do need company you can co work together -- that really helps me.
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@vadirn1 @abadesi routine is key. As an example, the first thing I do is go workout; I stay away from my laptop till that’s out of the way - once I’m in front of it, it’s very hard to do anything else.
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@vadirn1 I've been working remotely for past five years and find that there are typically three biggest challenges to overcome. Motivation, health, communication. If you are working on something that does not motivate you, remote work isn't the right choice; but perhaps office work isn't either, though there is usually someone to kick your ass. See last point about communication. Health, if you take the time to take care of your posture and schedule has a chance to improve at home since you can cook healthier meals, take the time at the gym and spend time with friends and family due to flexibility. But it needs constant attention and maintenance. Communication is the toughest since there is no tool in the world that can replace face-to face chat. It takes a lot of work to get used to not being able to meet your peers face-to-face. Best thing to do is to over-communicate and spend time on the phone, rather than text. That long-ass call that feels like a waste of life may be helpful to bond your team and should be taken advantage of; remote workers often seem less interested in each others' personal lives, which shouldn't be. Finally, it's important to keep each other on the toes and find a remote team that respects urgency, replies to requests and can be tough on each other when necessary - working from home is a challenge that the team has to overcome as a group by being nice and respectful but also understanding of the fact that it's not a vacation. Because the structure is much looser, it may be a lot more difficult and time-demanding at first than an office job.
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@vadirn1 1. Exercise (morning before even starting the day ideal) 2. Plan, meditate what you are doing, *why*, ultimate goals, and what tasks are you tackling today 3. If you are in a relationship don't make the place you are living the office, use a separate space, or hit a coworking
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@vadirn1 I frequently work 40 hours straight. No sleep, Only leaving my chair for no longer than a minute or two to eat or go to the bathroom. I thought I had no time to even blink at fitting in something to remind me that I am indeed a human being and not a robot. Then a friend told me to use any time I got out of my chair to stretch, breath, exercise etc. Even though its just for a few minutes it gives me just enough of a burst of motivation to work my health and wellness into my consciousness more consistently. Still a way to go but getting there.
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