Make sure you get enough exercise when working from home:
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When you plan your work (and breaks), think about when you are at your best and strike a good balance between the important aspects of being disciplined and taking care of your own needs. Consider entering your personal appointments in the calendar as well. Use a separate room for online meetings so that you and your family are undisturbed. In the team, set some rules for meeting online (e.g. start and end times, the agenda, who participates). Meet spontaneously only in exceptional cases, as this can cause stress.
We need regular breaks to stay focused and efficient. Planning your breaks will increase your motivation and give you structure – but don’t use a break to do household chores, unless they help you to relax. Micropauses not only help you to relax, they can also energise you. Ideally you should take a micropause after an hour of concentrated work:
SWICA's Occupational Health Management (OHM) team focuses on the physical and mental health of a company's employees. OHM helps prevent accidents and illnesses – also in coronavirus times. It offers a range of measures to support companies and employees and has compiled a list of useful working-from-home recommendations. Here you can find out more about Occupational Health Management from SWICA.
SWICA supports you with medical services and advice around the clock and has useful recommendations and products for promoting health and preventing illness. Here you can get valuable tips on coronavirus checks at home, staying in shape while at home, and working from home. You can also discover the online courses and coaching sessions that SWICA supports.
Getting medical support and recommendations for symptoms
Staying fit and healthy at home: Tips and offers
Personal training: Why you will reach your goals more quickly
Nutrition: Tips for the immune system and offers for at home
Working from home: Setting up your workplace properly