1. Designate a proper workspace
86% of workers surveyed across Europe claim that they remain engaged while working from home, they also admit to getting distracted from time to time and thus hinder their job performance. In a different survey by Glassdoor in the UK, employees working remotely listed their top distractions to be watching TV (30%), doing housework (28%), and going on social media (24%).
All of these variables can be addressed by having a dedicated workspace. Make sure to stay away from the bed or couch, so you can physically and mentally set boundaries between where you work and where you rest. Even if you live with other people, you can still stay focused and minimise interruptions by choosing the most tranquil space in the house, or at the very least, keeping the door closed while you work.
2. Take regular breaks
Too much screen time can put your health and well-being at risk and cause digital burnout. This occurs when you are constantly checking your work devices, even outside of work, which affects your time for personal rest and social interaction.
To avoid digital burnout, make sure to schedule time away from the screen, whether it’s a coffee break or a short walk outside.
You can also apply the 20-20-20 minute rule: Every 20 minutes, stare at something 20 feet away from your screen for 20 seconds to rest and avoid eye strain.
3. Make time for exercise
With more time spent cooped up in their at-home workspaces, remote workers are more likely to live sedentary lifestyles.
19% of adults working from home found they were exercising less often, while 31% were eating more while working at home.
This can greatly increase their risk for obesity and other chronic conditions, and prolonged static sitting in remote work poses health risks, including musculoskeletal disorders.
With the extra time saved from commuting it's important to commit to regular workouts, and you can even step up your efforts by multitasking and stimulating active work. Rather than simply sitting down for 8-9 hours a day, LifeSpan’s fitness desk treadmill allows you to exercise while working or taking a meeting.
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Many of us are working from home more and doing office jobs that mean we're less active and putting our health at risk.
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