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Posted: 26 May 2020 By: Rashi Chaudhary

Homemaker - 7 Golden Tips to Make the Most of This Lockdown Period

A homemaker is someone who takes care of every household chore as well as looks after the children throughout the day. Whether it’s laundry, dishwashing, cooking, dusting, grocery shopping, paying bills, there are many daily tasks that a homemaker will do throughout the day.

Basically, it’s a busy job!

It takes a lot of strength, dedication, and hard work to do the household work, and it’s a job that certainly never ends.

With the additional workload brought on due to the extended lockdown, it has become tough for many homemakers to keep their mental health stable whilst also taking care of a home all day.

To lessen the burden on the homemakers and to help them cope during this uncertain time, our entire team of OMJOOS would like to urge all homeowners out there to spare some time from your busy schedule and read these helpful ideas below.

Sometimes, being a little selfish doesn’t harm anyone!

1. Talk to Friends or Parents

This is a new experience for all of us. Therefore, we need to keep in touch with our loved ones to cope with these emotionally challenging circumstances effectively.

Nothing is more helpful than sharing your feelings with someone you are close to. Ask them how they are managing and share the ways in which you are all coping effectively.

It can be very useful to relieve the feelings of stress and anxiety resulting from the additional workload of household chores as well as not being able to do everything you would usually like to.

2. Divide Chores

If the other family members are healthy and fit, divide the chores up to get help with washing clothes, dishes, mopping, cooking or helping the kids with school work and more. With everything going on at the minute, you should not be being made to do everything by yourself.

If you have young children, they can also help in doing some basic house work like cutting vegetables, washing dishes or putting things away. This is a time to do things together, as a family, and strengthen bonds with each other.

The family members should take the initiative on their own considering the massive amount of responsibilities that a homemaker is accountable for. Just a little bit of support will go a long way to helping.

3. Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness improves well-being. Do yoga, meditation and other relaxing activities to calm your body, soul, and mind. Taking time for yourself is just as important as all your responsibilities.

In such gloomy times, it’s a great way to indulge in indoor activities that promote positivity to stave off depression or anxiety and effectively improve your well-being while remaining safe.

Your health is everything. It is now more important than ever to take care of your mental and physical health to get through this time safely.

4. Take Some Time For Yourself

Amid a whole host of different responsibilities that you do on a regular basis, don’t forget to take some time for yourself.

Taking time for self-care has many benefits for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Spending some time alone is important as it gives you time to think positive thoughts, be creative, and boost your self-confidence.

It makes you feel better about yourself and helps with relaxation. Give your body some special treatment for long-term health and stress management as well.

5. Eat Good Food

Eating healthy food is the most important thing that you can do to maintain a high quality life.

Also, it’s a good idea to cook healthy food in the home to make children understand the importance of acquiring positive eating habits from an early age. That’s how they can differentiate between the healthy and unhealthy food later on in life.

Given below are some of the food items that should be added to every healthy diet:

  • Green vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Oats
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Healthy smoothies
  • Fresh juices, butte milk, coconut water or lime water
  • Legumes

6. Get Enough Sleep

Ensure a fixed bedtime routine rather than having irregular or long daytime naps. Enjoying a good night's sleep is essential to heal the mind and body. Sleep is as important as eating a healthy diet and working out in terms of your overall well being.

Do not compromise on this. Sleep is everything. Sound sleep will help you feel fresh and energetic as you start the day anew.

Understand its importance and share this knowledge with your family as well so that everyone can stay healthy in the long run.

7. Get Rid of Clutter

When a place is cluttered, it is quite likely to create tension and makes it difficult to find things easily. Since now you are not alone and everyone is mostly free, ask for help from any of your family members to organize the house and rearrange things effectively.

Rearrange the furniture to improve the layout, remove the books you will never read from your bookshelf, and get rid of old clothes to make some space in the almirah.

There are plenty of things that you can do to increase the flow of good energy in your entire house.

Final Thoughts

While taking care of your spouse, children and wider family as well as handling the other numerous everyday tasks, do not forget to look after yourself.

You need to achieve a positive mindset in order to keep a balance between caring for the family and home. Never ever compromise your own happiness and overall health, it is your most prized possession.

And, most importantly, the whole family should always support your emotions. Instead of relying on them for every little thing, do your part and acknowledge their continuous work to make them feel loved and valued.

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