For some working from home has been an option for many years and they have an appropriate work space and a good desk set up. For others this is the first time that they have had to work from home. Hopefully the following tips and advice will minimise the impact on your home life and make work slightly more comfortable
If at all possible a separate room that you can use to “Go to Work” is the ideal situation, maybe a spare room (with the bed pushed aside or tipped on it’s side – you are unlikely to be having visitors to stay right now), or a dining room. Try to avoid your bedroom and main living space.
However if this isn’t feasible then try and cordon off an area of a room so that you can hide away your laptop etc at the end of the day. There is nothing worse than having the screen on blinking at you whilst you are having your supper or watching the TV (or worse still whilst you sleep).
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If you have a proper desk chair and table the right height, try and use this and avoid sitting on the sofa or in the kitchen. You need to have the right set up to avoid postural strains.
If not then it will be necessary to adapt the furniture you have to make sure you are comfortable. Follow the guidelines here to make sure that your desk and chair are set up correctly.
Think about different heights that you can work at
Try to keep moving, and not stay slump in the same position for any length of time. There is no such problem as bad posture, just a lack of movement.
Feel free to give me a call as I will probably be working from home as well, and I am offering free 10 min telephone advice chats, as well as Telehealth consultations to try and keep you all pain free. 07474 521 329