Work from home (WFH) is the new normal and it’s been about 8 months for most working professionals. While work from home seemed like a perk for most of us, it is starting to get stressful, both physically and mentally. Work from home fatigue is on the rise and most of us are wishing to get back to our physical offices in the coming year.
The truth is that working from home might continue and extend for a few more months or even years to come. With the current situation, it is important to know how to reduce the stressors and how to continue working from home, while maintaining your health. Here are 3 quick tips to remember and follow.
1. Ergonomics is the solution
Ergonomics means "science of work". It optimizes the interaction between the work environment and the worker. It ensures safety, comfort, productivity, and efficiency. With most of us sitting on the bed or working from our dining room table-top, our posture and alignments are being neglected. The first thing we need to focus on is an ergonomically correct posture.
2. Taking frequent breaks
Breaks are stress busters. They help us reduce the continuous impact on our body and mind. Remember the time you used to go for tea or coffee during or after a meeting at the office, you need to do the same at home too. This will give rest to your eyes, body, and mind. It will help in reducing screentime as well.
3. Maintain a work-life balance
One of the major concerns for most of us is maintaining a work-life balance. Always remember, work to earn but not to live. Create a daily routine, stick to it, and always sign-off at the proper time every evening.