The pandemic has forced us to adapt our needs to health circumstances. Thus, in addition to generating new opportunities just like teleworking, they also appear new problems to take into account such as those produced by excessive use of computers when working remotely. Understand the psychological risks of teleworking What can happen is the key to better coping with and overcoming these types of issues.
Psychological problems are not the only ones, other physical problems can also appear whose solution is simple, as easy as using some glasses with blue light filter so that the computer screen is less damaging to our eyes.
How to avoid the risks of teleworking
However, other times it is not that easy to overcome these issues and we have to know how to act on it.
Differentiate between areas of the house
When working from home, it is important to do it in a suitable room, a room that differs from the rest of the house. We have to try to have our own office or home office and that it has nothing to do with the living room, kitchen or any other room where we could be quietly with our laptop. This is extremely important and will allow us to disconnect and relax when we need to, thus preventing a lot of problems from arising.
If we decide to telecommute in the classroom, because we have no other place where we can do it, we run the risk that the concentration will be lower due to the lots of distractions that will be around us and it will also be more difficult for us to differentiate this workspace from the leisure space.
Maybe at home you don’t have the appropriate equipment to be able to telecommute safely, if not, you should try to get it.
With this equipment we mean furniture, for example, a chair. Telecommuting for hours at a time is not the same as spending hours on the couch, no matter how much of the same house we are. If we don’t have a quality chair, like the one we might have in our job, back pain will be knocking on the door in no time.
Likewise, it is necessary to have a large table or all the necessary equipment to carry out the activity. If we do not have the proper equipment, it is highly likely that we will end up overwhelming over time and undergo stressful episodes which will ultimately have an impact on the performance of our work.
Keep your routine
Finally and, to avoid psychological problems, it is important keep the routine as much as possible. This means that, even if you are working from home, it is important to get up earlier, shower, wash, get dressed, and eat breakfast before you start working on the computer.
This routine is quite important and will help you feel much more relaxed and focused when you telecommute. Finally, remember that you are not alone. You can telecommute with your colleagues remotely so don’t reject online meetings and the use of all kinds of tools that make it easier for you to stay in touch with them. This way you will be able to develop high quality work.