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How to Create a Healthy At-Home Work Environment During a Pandemic

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

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How to Create a Healthy At-Home Work Environment During a Pandemic

  • Setup your home office with a desk and a comfortable chair. Choose an area that is distraction-free and away from common areas like the living room and kitchen.

  • Stretch periodically - keep a yoga mat nearby if need be.

  • Massage gun - get those static muscles moving and circulate blood flow.

  • Take several breaks - get up from your chair!

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • Look at something else other than your phone or computer screen.

  • Grab lunch with a friend or industry partner.

  • Go for a morning walk.

  • If you have a pet, pet them every once in a while. This will reduce stress.

  • Avoid looking at your phone when you first wake up. You won't get anything done as you walk over to the toilet - you'll just stress about everything you'll have to take care of on your to do list, instead of enjoying your morning routine. Emails can wait until your official shift start time.

  • Get a good night's sleep by avoiding distractions. Put your phone far away from your bed, so you're not tempted to look at it before going to sleep.

  • Read before bed (or count sheep). But don't get on Instagram, Social Media or the never-ending YouTube wormhole of cute kittens or pimple popping videos.

  • Drink water as soon as you wake up.

  • Have a healthy breakfast. Le'go that eggo.

  • Give yourself an hour for lunch, away from your desk space.

  • Switch it up. If you have a laptop, take your meeting in another room.

  • Take a coffee break.

  • Don't stay in your PJs, get into a fresh outfit for the day ahead.

  • Create a routine and set strict office hours. That email that comes in at 6:45PM can wait until 9AM tomorrow.

  • If it's not distracting, play focus-related music in the background.

  • Participate in meetings with co-workers, it'll remind you that you are still part of a team and that you're not alone.

  • Set your phone on "Do Not Disturb" Mode to avoid distracting text, notifications, and irrelevant calls.

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