Essential Positive Habits When You Work from Home
Since you started working from home, your realized that there was a lot more to it than your originally thought. People always think that working from home is a walk in the park, but it is a lot trickier that you expected. Whether you’re exercising at your desk or trying to find a comfortable temperature to work in, you are always trying to assess your environment. You want to develop healthier working from home habits that won’t inhibit you or make your wellbeing suffer at anytime. Consider the following ideas and see how you could factor these into your working day right now.
A Comfortable Atmosphere
Believe it or not the atmosphere in which you’re working and living in every single day can have a huge impact on your health. Keeping your workspace clean and bright will encourage productivity and help you look forward to “going to work.” You’ll feel unproductive and unhealthy if you’re uncomfortable. Wear loose comfortable clothing, adjust the temperature if necessary. It’s also very important for your space to have the right humidity level. Not only do you risk dehydration, runny noses and respiratory problems, but it can also pose a severe threat of mold and other fungal infections. Make sure your air isn’t too moist so that you are working in a healthy and clear environment at all times.
A Professional Desk
If your usual working day consists of being slumped on the sofa with your laptop on your knee, then you need to reconsider this right now. You will be at risk of back problems, neck ache and even repetitive strain injury if you aren’t seated at a proper desk. Invest in a professional workspace including a desk and adjustable chair and make sure you are always seated comfortably when you work. Not only will you start to feel more productive, but you will also be benefiting your physical health too.
Plenty of Breaks
It can be very easy to get fully consumed into your working day at home, because there are no set times to have lunch, take a coffee break or even finish for the day. Make sure you factor in regular breaks during your working from home days, otherwise you will start to lose motivation. Go for a walk at lunchtime, head to the gym for a quick class or even pop to your local coffee shop for your favourite latte; as long as you are taking adequate breaks you will always feel like you’re on top of things.
A Specific Schedule
Along wuth taking breaks, you need to make sure you aren’t slacking off too much too. It can be very easy to get distracted from all of the exciting things going on at home, whether your favorite movie is on TV or the postman delivers a long awaited package. Make sure you stick to your work schedule and save the distractions for a time when you’re done with your to-do list.
Implementing oositive habits and establishing a healthy and comfortable work space will ensure you stay productive and efficient when you’re working from home.
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