In today’s digital world, more and more people are working from home - either remotely for a larger company or client, doing freelance work, or running a business without the traditional business address.
In some regards, this new style of work tends to offer more flexibility for healthy practices than the typical corporate office environment. But there are also unique “workplace wellness” challenges faced when working for yourself and/or from home.
As a freelance graphic and web designer, I’ve worked from home either full-time or part-time for the past nineteen years. For some of that time I’ve had a dedicated home office, and for some of it I’ve worked from the kitchen table, couch, bed, etc. I’ve enjoyed some healthy practices afforded by being on my own schedule (mid afternoon gym workouts!), and I’ve also gone to a osteo for the neck and back problems caused by my work-from-the-couch exposure.