How To Improve Productivity At Home

Home Office Ergonomics

5 Tips To Help Improve Posture And General Wellbeing While Working from Home

Working from home may not be the most comfortable or efficient. Not only is your family disrupting your focus, you may only have your dining table, couch, or bed to work from. Prolonged hunching over can cause long term physical damage on our spine, muscles, and overall mood. For your reference, we’ve created a simple guide to help you stay productive and focused at home until it’s safe to return to the office.

 
 

Tip 1: Stay Active

Avoid sitting still all day. Take short breaks and keep your body moving.

  • • Stand and stretch every hour
  • • Take phone calls standing up
  • • Set up a standing desk if possible
Woman working form home leaning on kitchen island
Woman on fitness ball working at desk

Tip 2: Sit Upright

To remain productive at home, work at a desk or table.

  • • Avoid slouching on couches, beds, or coffee tables.
  • • Lengthen the spine as long as possible.
  • • Stretch your neck up, down, left, and right several times per day.

Tip 3: Minimize Distractions

Distractions are inevitable at home. Find a place away from the noise, or set up your own dedicated workspace.

  • • Use headphones for improved focus
  • • Compartmentalize house chores and work
  • • Put on pants!
Family at home together father working at dining table mother in kitchen daughter drawing on table

Tip 4: Create An Agenda

Write yourself a to-do list so you stay on top of your day.

  • • Write short term goals (daily)
  • • Write near term goals (weekly/monthly)
  • • Cross off completed items (which feels so good!)
Young Man Working from home sitting on floor hands behind head stretching

Tip 5: Stay Positive

Just know this is temporary. We’re all in this together. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You’ll be back on that commute in no time.

  • • Take deep breaths (have you tried Wim Hof Method Breathing?)
  • • Call your friends and family
  • • Read/listen to audio books

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