Working from home? You may find yourself sitting in unusual positions and feeling cooped up. Here are some tips to help you navigate your new work environment and minimize the effects of Work From Home Syndrome (WFHS).
Avoid working on a couch or a bed
The soft cushions and lack of back support can make you more likely to slouch if your computer or notebook is on your lap, this lower level causes you to look down, putting strain on your neck.
Sit at a desk or a kitchen table
A chair with back support will allow you to better maintain good posture and having your computer on a table will help keep your gaze higher and relieve the pressure on your neck.
Remember in any position to take frequent breaks to switch positions or take time to walk around and stretch. This can not only help reduce the strain on your back, neck, and shoulders, but also helps to reduce the strain on your eyes from looking at a screen for prolonged periods of time.
Remember to get outside and take walks once or twice a day. The fresh air and exercise will help manage your energy levels and the exercise is good for both your physical and mental health.
Remember to combat loneliness by keeping in contact with friends and loved ones with phone or video chatting.