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
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!
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!)
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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