4 Tips to Maintain Your Health and Wellness While Working From Home
Tips and tricks to stay entertained and fit while social distancing.
Your home is the most important place right now, and there’s a lot happening within those walls. Being productive while you work from home and keeping the kids entertained and educated—it’s a lot! Add to that the attempt to maintain your own fitness, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
Luckily, there are ways to make home life more manageable. Technology is something many Canadians—and especially working parents—are particularly grateful for these days. It allows us to stay informed, keep in touch with friends and family, and so much more. Here’s how it can make your day-to-day a little more manageable.
Tip #1: Accept help in the form of educational tools
Parents right now are doing their best, whether it is trying to re-create a classroom experience with the online support of teachers or taking the opportunity to teach kids outside the box. Getting creative with online learning and education in your home includes enlisting help from the latest technology. With a Tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and a subscription to the Samsung Kids+1 app, you’ll have access to a library of curated educational content mapped to six key subject areas (math, science, reading and language, social studies, critical thinking, arts and creativity). Kids can keep engaged while learning new things through reading stories, writing, colouring and games all in a parent-controlled environment with no ads, no in-app purchases and no access to the Internet or app store.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, with a wide immersive display and Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, has a battery life2 made for extended use which means fewer interruptions—for you or the kids. It has a stylish, sleek design and comes at an affordable price point.
With a subscription to Samsung Kids+, your child will be entertained and engaged thanks to 600 premium games and interactive books, and over 1000 fun-learning movies, shows and video shorts. You can create a custom learning experience with curated education content and track your child’s progress week over week. The over 10,000 hours of content mapped back to STEM is sure to keep your kids occupied and the content refreshes weekly, so they’re constantly challenged. It includes content from brands your kids love and you trust, such as Discovery Kids and Scholastic. Try it out with a 30-day free trial before committing!1
Tip #2: Create a home office that works for you
Give yourself a bit of time to adjust to your new (or different) work-from-home situation. Whether you have an entire home office to yourself or you simply set-up part of the kitchen table as your desk, it helps to have a designated workspace and routine.
The Galaxy Tab S6 is a multipurpose tablet with additional features like the S Pen, and you can even purchase an attachable keyboard that transforms your tablet into a laptop. The Galaxy Tab S6 has the power to run multiple apps at once, which allows you to multitask with ease. You can edit a presentation at the same time as chatting on a video conference call without slowing down. Access the Galaxy Store to download and purchase each of the essentials you need for work, including PowerPoint and Microsoft Office.
If a typical workday has you dialing in to conference calls, the Galaxy Buds+ have an adaptive 3-mic system that includes one inner mic and two outer mics that pick up your voice over outside noise – you can be sure you’ll be heard clearly on conference calls regardless of how much noise the kids are making behind you.
Tip #3: Stay committed to your fitness routine
It’s easy to lose track of time these days. You may not even be sure what day it is anymore!
Be sure you’re making time for self-care which can help to ease anxiety and stress. Thanks to online workouts and meditation apps, you can still keep up with your routine from home. The Galaxy Watch Active2 is a personal fitness companion to help keep you accountable.
Track your home workouts and get reminders to take frequent breaks for meditation with the Calm app3. The Galaxy Watch Active2 also seamlessly integrates with Samsung Health so you can check out other insights like heart rate, nutrition, sleep, and even stress data. Missing your workout buddy? You can connect with friends and other Samsung Health users to compete, motivate and encourage each other.
Tip #4: Enjoy this time
Use these unusual circumstances to truly relish some quality time with your family or take some much-needed time for yourself. Soon enough, everyone will be back to work, school and jam-packed schedules and you’ll miss quiet evenings at home.
Turn off the news (it’s equally important to take breaks as it is to stay informed!) and curl up on the couch, your bed, or even the backyard with a portable entertainment device like the Galaxy Tab S5e. It’s an ultra-light and super slim tablet that still delivers a premium display and sound experience. Connect the Galaxy Tab S5e with your Galaxy Buds+ to truly immerse yourself in whatever Netflix series you’re currently binge watching. The quad rotating speakers with sound powered by AKG provide high quality sound to help you relax and decompress with some much-needed me-time.
Samsung also offers 0% financing for 12, 24 or 36 months on select online purchases, giving you some added flexibility.4