It’s becoming more common for employees to work remotely. However, distractions are all around, especially when working from the comfort of your home.
Every workspace has distractions, preventing you from staying focused on work-related tasks. Employees can take steps to maximize productivity at home and stay on track while maximizing work-life balance.
Stay mindful of these common at-home distractions:
Being a productive remote worker comes with responsibility, self-reliance and resourcefulness. Set yourself up for success with the following tips:
Overall, setting clear boundaries with both co-workers and anyone at home will help make the remote workday more productive. If you’re feeling burnt out or often distracted, talk to your supervisor or manager about how they can help.
Working a remote or in-person office job that requires you to sit most of the day can affect your physical and mental health. Luckily, walking is a feasible way to exercise for most and can provide several benefits.
According to a study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology, just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can counteract a day of sitting. Another study from Columbia University found that just five minutes of walking every 30 minutes can offset some of the more harmful effects of sitting for extended periods, such as the increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
While walking is a relatively easy activity for most, it shouldn’t be overlooked as there are many benefits to regularly taking a stroll. Some benefits of walking include:
It can be difficult with a busy schedule to make time to go to the gym every day. Luckily, walking does not require much additional time and can easily be implemented into a remote routine. Consider the following tips for including more walking into your daily routine:
Implementing walking throughout the day can not only improve your physical health, but your mental health as well. To learn more about creating a physical activity routine, talk to your primary care provider and discuss what works best for you.
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