Do you work from home at least a few days of the week? If so, it’s probably something you enjoy, but there are certain challenges that come with working remotely.
It’s easier to get distracted and it’s harder to stay motivated to get the work knocked out.
With those thoughts firmly in mind, here are a few tips that will help you stay healthy while you’re working from home.
It Starts With Your Workspace
Stress is a major cause of health-related issues. One of the major drivers of stress for people who work at home is that feeling of being torn between work life and home life. Your workspace and the way it is organized can really help keep your stress levels down. A well-designed workspace is all business, with few, or no home life distractions.
When you sit down at your workspace, the message is clear: You’re there to get stuff done. If possible, dedicate a home office around the task of working from home and close the door to keep the distractions at an absolute minimum.
Take Frequent Breaks
Unlike working from the office, there’s no one to scold you or to look down their nose at you for taking frequent breaks. Take advantage of that. Every hour or so, get up and stretch. Move around the house. Check in. Not only is it good for your blood flow and your aching back, but it will help keep your stress level under control because you’re able to stay plugged into your daily life.
Eat Well (and Often!)
Is there a rule against eating at your desk at work? If so, then you’ll probably enjoy keeping snacks at your desk at home. It’s a good way to flaunt that rule, which also helps reduce stress. Also, eating well and staying hydrated is obviously an essential component of staying healthy.
Naturally, there are plenty of other things you can to do stay healthy while working from home. Even if you stop here, you’ll be miles ahead of the game, and that’s great news indeed.