Oct, 2020

4 Healthy Habits to Develop When You’re Working from Home

4 Healthy Habits to Develop When Youre Working from HomeWorking from home may seem like the ideal setup and why not? It gives you the liberty to work according to your own schedule, spare yourself from the stress of commuting to and from work each day and enjoy more personal time and time with your family and loved ones. While working from home is beneficial in a plethora of ways, it can also be just as stressful as a traditional work setup.

 

People love to work remotely because of the promise of a more personal freedom. But that isn’t always the case. In fact, a lot of employees working from home find it harder to achieve work-life balance and worse, suffer job-related stress. The good news is there are ways to combat the stress and challenges that come from working remotely. Read on and learn the habits you should develop to stay healthy, happy and productive even when you’re working from home.

Step away from the screen a couple of times throughout your shift
Needless to say, working remotely will require you to be in front of your computer screen all day long. Tackling your tasks, hopping onto one too many Zoom meetings here and there and getting things done at the tips of your fingers can strain you. It can drain you even if you’re just sitting there, glued to your chair.

Make a conscious effort to step away from the screen a couple of times throughout the day. Stand up and leave your desk even for just 2 minutes after every hour or 2 hours. Walk around and do a little stretching before going back to work.

Get rid of distractions
One of the downsides of working from home is that you’ll always be surrounded with distractions. Whether it’s your pet barking in the background or your child constantly bugging you for snacks, it’s important to find ways to keep yourself from getting distracted.

Take breaks in between
Yes, you are already working in the comfort of your home but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be taking any breaks. You deserve to take a break or several breaks in between whether to eat, stretch your muscles or simply take a breather. When it’s time for lunch, be sure to leave your desk and

Eat right
One of the mistakes remote workers commit is taking eating a balanced diet for granted. Many of them do not eat on time or simply develop unhealthy snacking habits. And it’s easy to fall into this trap because the fridge is always within your reach and you can immediately grab anything when you feel like eating.

Make a conscious effort to consume healthy food options. If you’re fond of snacking in between your shift, stock up on healthy food items instead. Keep fruits, nuts and other nutritious food within your reach. Also, always keep a glass of water beside you to stay hydrated.

Even if you’re working remotely in the comfort of your home, it is crucial to be aware and pay attention to your needs and your health. Use these tips and practice self-care to stay healthy when working from home.

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Alan Carniol

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