Working at home is very convenient way to earn a living for many people. With the use of computers and other advanced communication technology, these things makes it easier for people around the world to remain employed and working in the comfort of their homes. The arrangement gives them enough flexibility to adjust their own time, set aside time for other pursuits and even give them the luxury of taking different types of jobs and employers that is not possible if they are in a office. However, there can be a setback to this type of working condition. If you are one of the new breed of freelancers working from home you know very well that the freedom this gives you can lead to you being a workaholic than ever before. The encouragement of taking on more work can be quite addicting. Since you do feel that you do not have to dress up and make yourself presentable each work day, it makes it very easy for you to fall into this trap. Here are some tips on how to stay in shape and healthy working at home
- The big drawback of working at home is that you tend to extend your working hours so you should plan and stick to working only for eight or nine hours each day, from Mondays to Fridays. Reserve your weekends for other leisurely pursuits by yourself or with your family to relax and recharge.
- Break down your work hours into several chunks with plenty of ten-minute rest periods. Use these short rest periods to gaze out the window to relax your eyes. Closing your eyes for a few minutes will also relieve the tension from staring on a bright computer monitor continuously.
- Take frequent breaks and just walk around your room to get your blood to properly circulate down your legs. Use the time to stretch your extremities as well as do some bending exercises.
- Do exercises while you are in front of your computer. Place your hands on your hips and sit up straighter before you roll your shoulders back for about fifteen turns then reversing the action.
- Sit straight on your chair and reach down with an arm down on your side as far as you can go. Raise the opposite arm and reach up over your head as you bend your waist. Hold the position for fifteen counts before shifting to the other side.
- Place your upper arm beside one ear with your hand placed on the back of your neck. Pull the other arm up and bend it to grasp your opposite elbow with your hand and hold the position for fifteen seconds before you switch arms. This will relieve the tension from your shoulders and upper arms.
- Shake your arms and your hands loosely down your side while you are sitting down to keep move your arm muscles and get the blood circulating properly.