I recently touched on the subject of working from home, and now I’d like to get further into the details about creating the perfect space. One thing a lot of remote workers tend to do is bring their work into the bedroom, and work from their bed to be exact. Working from your bed can impact everything from your body to your sleep pattern, and none of them are good for you at the end of the day. Keep on reading to learn why should separate your work from your bed.
Less Work-Life Balance
If you can’t distinguish your workspace from your bedroom, it can affect your work-life balance. When working from your bed, you need to keep in mind that it’s also the place where you’re getting your rest, and you shouldn’t intertwine the two. It’s unhealthy not to separate your work from your home, so if you’re going to work from home, it’s bed to avoid your bed.
It Affects Your Posture
Hunching over and staring at a laptop screen can really mess with your posture. Even if you’re propping yourself up with pillows or have a tray table for your bed, you can still put too much pressure on your back. The last thing you want is long-term back issues because you were simply trying to get some work done.
You’ll Be Less Productive
This goes back to separating your work from home. Your mind and body are familiar with the fact that your bed is where you sleep. How can you be super productive if your mind immediately thinks of resting? It’s so easy for us to get lazy in bed because that’s exactly the place to be lazy. Work and laziness don’t mix.
You’ll Sleep Less
Even worse, working from your bed can have serious effects on how much sleep you get at night. As we all know, bringing our phones to bed can cause us to sleep less, especially if our minds are focused on our screens for an extended period. If you’re doing that with a laptop, it’s going to have the same result. Nowadays, a lot of us don’t get enough sleep as it is, so we shouldn’t test those limits even further.