Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular and viable way of working, thanks to the internet. Many jobs can now be done anywhere there is an internet connection. Do you dream of ditching the office to be free to work when and how you want? Or do you think you’d struggle with distractions and discipline? There are many benefits, here are just a few:
- It greatly relieves feelings of stress
Do you know why lab animals live in a constant state of stress? It’s got little to do with the activities they might have to complete but the fact that their environment is so removed from the natural habitat they should be in. There are alien sights, noises and smells -air conditioning units humming, phones ringing, people talking, chairs rolling and a plethora of other sounds. Sound familiar? Just like animals feel uncomfortable in an artificial environment, so do humans. Our natural habitat is not an artificially lit room full of computer screens either. Getting out of the office and choosing where you work is a big draw for those who can work from home.
- You don’t have to stay stuck in the wrong office chair
It’s common knowledge that sitting for long periods is bad for your health. It increases your risk of disease and even premature death. Working from home means you can choose to stand, sit in a variety of comfortable chairs, like an Eames office Chair Replica, or take regular breaks to walk the dog or put some laundry on for example. You’ll be far less inclined to stay sitting at your desk for 7 or more hours a day. Treat yourself to the very best in work chairs for working at home, like the Eames office Chair Replica from Pash Classics.
- Good distractions
Working from home also provides the opportunity to work outside, which provides many more benefits. Humans need to be in tune with nature, so the more you can do that, the better. It’s good for your mood, your immune system and your ability to concentrate. Studies have shown that walking in the woods improves cognitive function.
To get work done, you know you need to focus, concentrate and get your head down but you also need to balance this with regular cooldown periods to refresh your brain. A quick walk in the park, some skygazing or watching the birds in your garden – all of these are good distractions that can help you work better.
How do you work outdoors?
You can’t exactly pull your desk, chair and PC out into the garden or park, so how do you make this happen? Ideally, you’ll need a laptop or tablet with an anti-glare screen. Alternatively, laptops and tablet sleeve accessories can be purchased to protect your devices from spills, drops and sun glare.
Many locations have Wi-Fi available, or you could always use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot which is a really handy feature. If you want to work in the beauty of your own back garden, make sure your Wi-Fi signal is strong enough. If not, you could try a Wi-Fi range extender.
Digital living means we are free of paper, filing cabinets and being stuck at a desk. Now we can work wherever we want. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, try moving it outside this summer to think better, feel better and relieve stress.