Make Working from Home, Work For You
So many people have found themselves working from home, for an undefined period of time. If you can work from home, AWESOME! You are doing your part to help keep your community safe and health. However while you are doing this, you also need to be looking after your own health and wellbeing.
Yarra Hills Chiropractic is here to help! If you need some guidance on how to make working from home, work for you, here are some simple tips you can start using today to create a space at home that supports you!
Set yourself a routine, much like you would if you were still going to work every day. Wake up at the same time every morning, eat meals regularly and set aside time to exercise to help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing.
Set up a productive space
If you have a separate study in your home then look no further, but for many a work set up will usually be on the kitchen table. Try to avoid working on your bed or on the couch so you can separate work from relaxation at the end of the day.
Get the ergonomics right in your workspace by bringing an ergonomic/supportive chair to the table and sitting with your feet either flat on the floor or supported by a footrest. Arms should be relaxed by your side (wrist straight when using mouse and elbows at 90-110deg when typing), with you posture relaxed and tall.
If there is an opportunity to be at a standing desk, even better, as this will be helpful for most people. If standing, maintain an upright relaxed posture and use a footrest.
Your eyes should be looking straight ahead at your screen and if you’re working off a laptop, you can do this by having a separate mouse and keyboard and elevating your screen, to help keep your posture straight.