The pandemic has contributed to a workplace revolution. A lot of professionals have chosen to work from home to avoid potential covid risks at the office. From a pandemic perspective, it was the right decision. It helped companies to survive through the worst of the crisis and also kept professionals safe. Yet working from home isn’t without risks.
Indeed, you’d be surprised to know how easy it is to develop harmful habits in the home office. Most people have found themselves working longer hours at home. Yet, you need to schedule regular breaks to refresh your mind and reduce health risks. Additionally, the home office can also aggravate isolation and depression. Therefore, professionals have been trying to follow best practice tips to stay fit and protective at their desks. But could the home office boom create new opportunities for self-employed health enthusiasts? Here’s how you can help others stay healthy at home:
Help someone avoid bad desk habits
A desk job is likely to facilitate inactive behaviors. In the workplace, people are more likely to stand up and commute. The home office, unfortunately, eliminates commuting needs. Therefore, working from home makes it more challenging to maintain healthy levels of activities. At the end of the day, people feel too drained to exercise. It takes only a few weeks to develop muscle weaknesses and pains in a sedentary environment. But, if you have a natural inclination for physical activities, you could learn how health coaching could be your next career. A health coach can help address harmful desk habits effectively, such as bad posture and muscle loss.
Teach your clients how to fight negative thoughts
Not everyone has a big social circle. More and more professionals socialize in the workplace or their local gym. Unfortunately, as the pandemic is forcing businesses to close temporarily, some people can feel lonely and isolated. Working from home will only increase the sensation. The home is silent when the laptop is turned off. Online therapy programs, however, can provide a source of comfort to those who feel alone. For someone passionate about individual interactions, becoming an online therapist could be the perfect solution to help home-based workers stay healthy.
Make the home office engaging
Working from home has been a surprise for many. Therefore, it’s fair to say the improvised home office may not meet people’s needs. A stylish place inspires and motivates. Unfortunately, the last-minute home office improvised in a nook in the kitchen or underneath the stairs is unappealing. Decluttering and tidying are essential to keep your desk organized. But they don’t suffice in giving your work area an inviting personality. There’s a niche for decorators and interior stylists to provide ad hoc solutions that transform the space. Injecting love to the home office can give workers their creativity and mental focus back.
With more and more people working from home, it pays to explore career opportunities to help others make the most of their home office. From muscle strains to mental burdens, health experts can provide guidance and support to elevate the home office.
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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