Routine is KEY
First things first, you need routine. In ‘normal life’ you would wake up, shower, get dressed, make breakfast, pack your bag ready to leave for the office, leave at 8am so you’d be on time for work, so for now you need to do the same. I encourage you to wake up at the same time, shower, get dressed ‘for work’ and make a space in your house for “work”. Make this space your working location, if you spread yourself out all over the house it’s hard to disconnect, start with one space and if you need to move it later then do so.
Now when it comes to food, create a routine and plan what you are going to eat. Then make sure you don’t eat where you work. You need to teach yourself to disconnect more than ever now, so try not to have ‘work lunches’, try to move into a different space, this will allow your mind to switch off from work mode and switch into ‘being mindful about what I’m eating’ mode.
Now let’s talk about the nitty gritty of food and routine, your previous routine may have been:
8am Breakfast, 11am Snack, 1pm Lunch…. and so on
So do what you can to stick to that for the moment, treat this right now as normal life, plan your lunches and dinners as you would if you were going ‘out’ to work. Hell why not even prep your lunches like you did before? Treat your work day like any other work day. The more you do this the better you’ll eat when you’re hungry, and only when you’re hungry. If you get into the habit of working from bed, eating at your laptop and snacking all day the easier it is to become lazy with your nutrition and start to feel very demotivated.
Overtime your appetite may change, you might become less hungry due to moving less, and your new ‘normal’ might need adjusting, continue reading to find out more…