How to Stay Healthy While Working from Home: Top 5 Tips10.09.2021
Coronavirus transformed many kitchen benches and dining rooms tables into workspaces Many people started to work from home during the epidemic in 2020. We are now well into 2021. While some have returned to the office, many people still work from home.
Although working from home offers many benefits, it is easy to slip into bad habits. A flexible work schedule and greater autonomy can make working from home a great opportunity. But if you don’t take care, distractions and less supervision could impede your productivity. Your mental and physical health can be affected by sitting at home all day.
Here are some simple hacks to make your home more comfortable and happy.
1. You can plan your meals in advance
You might find yourself reaching for the biscuit tin every now and again, even though your kitchen is only a few metres from your work space. You can save your lunch breaks by making healthy meals ahead of time. You’ll feel less likely to succumb to the 3pm slump and reach for sugary snacks in the afternoon.
2. Create a dedicated workspace
It’s easy to feel compelled to work from home. It’s not a good habit to get into. You need a designated workspace to be able to physically and mentally separate your work life from your personal life.
Make sure you have plenty of natural light in your space, and invest in a desk and chair. Also, surround yourself with plants and flowers that bring you joy. You will feel more productive when you enter your dedicated workspace.
3. Blue light blocking glasses are recommended
2020 was a year when we spent most of our time indoors, moving from our laptop screens during our work day to our television screens, and scrolling through social media on our smartphones. Blue light can cause digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome or computer eye strain, when we spend too much time in front of our screens. Blue light blocking glasses are recommended to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, decrease headaches, improve focus, and enable you to sleep better.
4. Have more movement
Many people struggle to find the motivation to exercise, especially if they don’t have the time. You should schedule time to move around your day just as you would if running to class or going to the gym after work. You will feel refreshed and ready to tackle your next task.
5. Get Vitamin D and fresh air
When you work remotely, it’s easy for you to go all day without ever getting outside. Regular breaks are key to looking and feeling great. Although it can be tempting to believe that you must complete every minute of your day with ‘productive’ tasks at all costs, schedule your day in the same way as you do at work and allow for lunch breaks. Even if you only have to walk for 5 minutes around your neighborhood, it is worth taking a break and going outside for Vitamin D and fresh air.