Work from home was supposed to be a temporary adjustment. Instead, it became the new normal. This transition was so sudden that many people couldn’t even set up a proper workspace and routine for themselves.
Now, after 2 years, a bad work environment has started to affect our bodies. You might have noticed reduced efficiency, pain, and strain in various body parts.
In this article, we’ll help you change all this by setting up an ergonomically optimized workspace.
Ergonomics Tips for Working From Home
The following tips can help you improve your work-from-home productivity:
1. Practice a Neutral Posture
Bad posture is responsible for back and neck pain. It also affects your productivity during work hours. The best way to achieve an ideal posture is by investing in a chair that supports your back and allows you to rest your elbows at a 90° angle while working.
2. Don’t Work from Your Bed
Working from bed might feel comfortable at the moment, but in the long run, it affects your productivity and wellbeing. You won’t be able to maintain a proper posture as you’re more likely to slouch in bed. Also, bringing your work to bed will affect your sleep quality and overall work-life balance.
3. Take Breaks
Taking breaks is hard, especially when we’re dealing with endless deadlines. But it’s something that’ll only help improve your work quality. You can start by taking small breaks to do stretching exercises or play with your dog.
You should also try incorporating the 20-20-20 rule, where after every 20 minutes of screen time, you have to look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. It’ll help prevent digital eye strain.
4. Don’t Skip Meals
The food you eat directly impacts your cognitive performance and productivity. Thus it’s important that you don’t skip meals and try to eat real food that provides real nutritional benefits.
Also, try to avoid filling up on snacks and ordering takeout every day. If you don’t get time to cook meals on weekdays, try meal prepping on Sundays.
Want to Invest in Your Wellbeing?
The stress of work can be mentally and physically exhausting. Apart from optimizing your work environment, you should also invest in taking care of yourself.
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