Studies have shown that working from home poses significant health risks.
However, despite these health risks more and more people are beginning to work from home. Now this doesn’t mean that they are ignoring the health risks, although some of them probably do. People who are successfully working from home have simply found a way to overcome the health risks of working from home.
Stress is the number one health problem when it comes to working at home. One of the biggest problems is that many people who work from home are freelancers, which means they are going from job to job; there is no guarantee that they will have work the next day.
Another problem with freelancing that leads to stress is that their time is literally money, as they only get paid for each job they finish. With this being the case, they tend to spend more hours working than their office counterparts. Others that work from home find it stressful because they are more likely to work longer hours because they have no set schedule, they often work right through breaks and don’t stop for lunch.
If you want to overcome the biggest health problem that working from home brings, you are going to need to overcome the stress associated with working from home. One of the best ways to overcome the stress is to create a work schedule and then stick to it.
This means you will need to set aside break times, as well as meal times. You should also set a quitting time and once work is done for the day leave it alone, no matter how tempting it might be to work two more hours it’s not worth it.