With inventions popping up everywhere, and Covid leaving a lot of people working remote, the topic of staying healthy when you work at home has been becoming hot news in the work-life community. We are no doctors, but we have put our personally tried ideas to the test to present great ways you can be productive at work while focusing on your health.
Products you should investigate
A product that has gotten the attention of working professionals from all over are standing desks. They’ve been proven to improve mood and energy levels, as well as helping with circulation and movement in the body. According to Healthline, “In one 7-week study, participants using standing desks reported less stress and fatigue than those who remained seated the entire workday”. We also think it’s worth trying a walking treadmill under your desk. Likewise, this gets your blood pumping which in turn can help you think more clearly and stay healthy. Yes, these things may take a little getting used to, but they are simple and effective ways to physically help yourself when working full days.
A cheaper and more commonly know item to look into are Blue Light glasses. They help block the harmful and glare on your computer screen and protect your eyes. We all know how tiring it can be staring at the screen for hours on end. Blue light offers an easy, and normally fashionable alternative to this.
Routines are a great way to keep yourself feeling in control of your life. They also help ensure that you are doing positive things each day that will benefit your health. For example, something you can do each day is taking a walk. Whether this be alone, with your furry friend or family, fresh air and moving your body can have amazing long-term effects. Another important thing to keep in mind everyday is unplugging. We know first-hand how easy it is to want to send just one more email or work just another 30 minutes. Those small allowances can very easily turn into hours more work. Unplugging allows you to take mental time away from work, and gives your brain much-needed relaxation.
Other things to keep in mind
Other practices you should consider trying to include are a healthy diet and meal prepping. With working from home, you can take a short walk to the kitchen for your meals. Meal prepping the weekend before is even more helpful in ensuring you have a healthy diet and food ready for the week.
Having meaningful conversations each day is a great mental health tip to focus on. Whether you’re brainstorming during a work meeting, connecting with your peers or e-meeting someone new, having conversations with others even if it over Zoom or Google Meet is a lot more helpful to our mind than we think.
Lastly, a fun project to tackle can be making sure your home-office is the perfect space for you. Whether it’s a blank space and minimal décor that brings you tranquility or having inspiration hung up all over your walls, feeling comfortable and practical in the space you spend the majority of your time in is important. The amazing thing is you can also make any place your office. Coffee shops, a day pass at a coworking space, or even your outdoor patio can all be great places to cycle through if you’re the type of person that works best in different environments.
The key to staying healthy when you work from home is prioritizing yourself. We hope you try out these tips and tricks that we love to ensure you can be your best self while working from home!
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