Make Working From Home Work for You

Over the past several weeks, millions of Americans have gone from office workers to working at home. No one is certain when this will end, so if you are having difficulty adjusting, maybe it’s time to step back and assess what you could be doing to make it better for you. Here are a few suggestions.

Create a daily routine.
You normally have a daily routine – up, shower, breakfast, dress and go. Do the same at home. “go” to your office (the next room) where you have a designated workplace. Work in your designated space. Put everything away at the end of the day so you can separate yourself from work.

Dress for success. Don’t get caught by an unexpected Zoom meeting with bedhead! Get up and “get ready for work.” I know of a man who home-schools right now and when he is the teacher, he puts on a suit. When he becomes dad again, he changes into shorts.

Take your breaks. At your “normal” job you probably get two 15-minute breaks and 30-60 minutes for lunch. Stay on that schedule minimally. Better yet, take a brief break every half hour. Because your workspace at home my not be ergonomically correct, you need to guard against muscle strains. Try to position everything correctly and have a good chair. Get a sit-stand platform or desk if you can.

Why is Dr. Charlene Thorburn different from other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.

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