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9 Tips on How to Work From Home From Someone Who Does It Every Day

4. Get out of the house

We‘re all in self-quarantine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go for a short walk to the park to get some fresh air. It can be depressing to hole yourself up in your home every day, and some oxygen and sunlight will vastly improve your mood, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

5. Try not to work from the couch – focus on ergonomics

It’s not necessary to have a separate office room. Though that would be ideal,  it’s not realistic for many who don’t have too much space in their home. Working from your couch, especially on a laptop, can wreak havoc on your upper, mid, and lower back, as well as aggravating sciatica. Try to use a desk, and lift your laptop up with books, maintaining 90 degrees at the bend of your elbow and knees, while sitting up as straight as possible.

6. Virtual socialization

When working remotely, it can be easy to feel lonely and isolated, especially for social butterflies. Start a Slack, Skype, or Zoom chat room, or some other form of communication where you can talk with other employees about common interests or any other small talk that takes the pressure off. Many refer to this as “water cooler chat.” Communication and reaching out to those around you for support is a big part of working remotely. 

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