In our ever-changing landscape, more Americans than ever before are working from home. This means we are finding it harder than ever to have defined boundaries between work time and home time. How easy is it to use your lunch break to pop a load of towels in the dryer? Maybe you open your laptop after dinner to finish an email. Having this crossover means more opportunity to push aside self-care, leading to less energy, less joy, more burnout. We’ve come up with a few easy ways to use our signature, Kenkoh massage sandals, plus a few other ideas to help you take care of yourself while working from home.
Posture can be one of the first to suffer at home. Whether you work in an office, at a bank, or a retail space, when you are at your place of employment, you are probably more aware of your posture. Standing for long hours will notify you quickly if your posture is off. Sitting at a desk usually means you have your feet on the floor and back straight. At home though, slumping in the couch taking a zoom call is easy but can wreak havoc on your back.
Wearing a device, like the Upright Go, will remind you when your posture is slacking. It vibrates to let you know when you’re slipping and reminds you to sit up or stand up straight.
To help you keep your feet on the floor and in proper alignment, wear your Kenkoh massage sandals while you work. Let your feet lightly press into the rubber nodules and reap the benefits of reflexology while you are typing away.
Set a timer for yourself each hour or maybe every two hours. After you’ve been working for a bit, stop, and give yourself a gentle massage. Massage the temples in a circular motion. Take your thumb and forefinger and pull up starting from your chin, moving up your jaw to just under your ears. Rub your cheeks in circular motions. Grab some hand lotion and massage each of your hands and wrists.
A foot massage can provide benefits throughout the entire body. Take just a few steps with your Kenkohs on or even just stand up and stretch to gain the massage benefits of the insole. You will instantly feel yourself being renewed. These tiny efforts will help you feel rejuvenated and ready to get back into the swing of things.
Going back to how easy it is to focus on house tasks during breaks. Having this accessibility means you aren’t giving yourself time to get away from your work. Sometimes the best way to increase your productivity is to step away completely and come back with a fresh set of eyes.
Slip-on your other pair of Kenkohs, the ones you keep for wearing outside and take a quick walk. Your Kenkohs will help break up the toxins that have built up in your body from sitting, you will get a gentle massage, and you will be able to refresh, reset, and come back with a clear head and a boost of energy.
In these times, where we are being consumed by our duties, find the small joys where you can. Maybe it is just a moment to focus on your lunch and the way it smells or tastes. Maybe it is a deep breath in and out for 30 seconds. Maybe it is pressing your feet into the Kenkoh insoles to feel the sensation. Find those moments and savor them. You deserve it.