Many people are still working from home a lot in 2022, but how do we take care of our mental, emotional and physical health as we try to meet the challenges of remote working?
When it comes to research, comfort is key. Take your time to set up an ergonomic home office. This helps prevent the musculoskeletal disorders that can occur when working in front of a screen for long periods of time, and it will improve your concentration, so where do we start?
1. Choose a bright room
Choose a place where natural light is your primary light source. Research shows that our sleep cycle and even our hormones are positively influenced by this. It is important that your workplace is close to a window through which fresh air can circulate, this helps with concentration.
2. Get the right attitude
Remember that bad posture is still bad when you work from home, and how you sit today will shape your body forever. It is important to choose an office chair that fits your body. A recent study shows how the right chair can affect your body's ability to handle stress.
Move your body! Whether or not you have room for a height-adjustable desk, research from the University of Waterloo recommends that we should stand for 30 minutes for every hour worked, so get moving!
4. Treat yourself
If you're hesitant about purchasing a good sit-stand desk for your home office, consider investing in your health.
Practicing self-care should be your number one priority when working from home. It will help you be the best version of yourself.