Protecting Your Body While Working From Home

For some people, working from home seems more convenient and it saves them a lot of time, but it's far from perfect. We don't have to go out, and, as a consequence, most of us are less active. It's so easy to neglect our health and mental wellbeing, which can have serious consequences in the long run. The good news is that most of the issues related to working from home could be prevented. All you have to do is adjust your habits, and here are the best things you can do for your physical and mental wellbeing.

Get Moving

Exercise is essential if you want to avoid issues with your back and your neck, and if you don't want to put on weight while working from home. Moreover, it can also be very energizing and help you lower your stress level. Don't worry, you don't have to buy a home gym if you don't like it. Any kind of exercise will do you good - whether it's dancing with your children in the living room, or doing yoga or pilates through guided videos. Even a simple walk can do wonders for your health if practiced regularly. In fact, it can be a good idea to spend some time outdoors each day. You can use your breaks to go outside and get some fresh air, even for 10 minutes.

Limit Screen Time

Limiting screen time can be challenging, especially if you need a laptop for your work, like most people nowadays. All those conference calls, meetings, and documents to read. However, most people continue using their devices, even in their free time, when they finish work. One of the best things you can do for your eyes and for your mental health is to limit screen time during the day. Instead of watching a TV show or scrolling your phone, you can find alternative ways to relax and unwind after work. You can take a walk, read your favorite book, or even find a new hobby. If you have children, you can use this time to play and bond with them or go to nature together. You will experience a lot of benefits, both when it comes to your physical and mental wellbeing.

Separate Work from Private Life

When you are working from home, this may be the hardest thing to do. However, separating your professional and private life is the first step to balance and wellbeing. We understand that many people don't have a home office and that they need to work from their living room. However, you can create a workstation in one corner and use it only for work. Make sure to keep it tidy and organized. Every time you go there, your mind will start mentally preparing for the day ahead and you will be more focused. On the other hand, when you leave your workstation at the end of the day, it will be a signal to your brain that it can relax. Sometimes we need to create physical boundaries if we want to protect our free time and spend quality time with our loved ones.

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