It is not about working harder... it is about working smarter. I do not love the emphasis around working 10-16 hour days 5-7 days a week. It affects all areas of health as the weeks turn into months turn into years. As a busy professional you want to be as productive yourself as well as your employees.
Here are a few statistics from an article by Aleksandar Dimovski(1) :
The numbers are staggering ... no wonder some employers push their employees to work longer days .. they may get a full 4 hours out of them!
There are many reasons why a working professional would not work to their full potential :
3 Unhealthy Habits to AVOID when Working from Home :
Working from home has been a new normal for so many of us - and may continue to be a normal for years to come! Did you know about 30% of Canadians are working from home since the start of the pandemic? At first the thought of not having to wake up so early to get all made up, then drive in the rush hour traffic only to remember that you have forgotten your lunch on the counter, sounds pretty amazing!
However, the grass is not always greener on the other side. We really do not appreciate the routine that working from an office gives us! There have been many reports on unhealthy habits that people working from home are adapting - and it is not helping with work productivity or mental health.
I want to outline 3 unhealthy habits to avoid when working from home. Ones that really affected my own progress the first few months of transitioning to the working from home life! Can you guess what they are: