Why You Should Stay Out Of Your Bedroom During The Day If You Work From Home

When it comes to working from home, many people love the freedom that it offers them. When you don't have to go into an office each and every weekday morning, your day is an open book, and you may even find a company that allows you to have a flexible schedule so that you're not tied down to the 9-5 lifestyle. This helps when you're trying to figure out a good work-life balance, especially if you juggle many responsibilities such as parenting. Working from your home also allows you to save time by skipping the commute and spending less time at the office stuck in meetings or trying to finish a task in a hurry to make it home. For many, the appeal of spending more time with their loved ones, or even wearing comfy clothes during the day is enough to have them looking for a remote job.

Choosing to be a remote worker may also be beneficial for your health, as it will allow you more time to focus on making good food choices and working exercise into your daily schedule. Working from home also gives people the freedom to take their work wherever they want. If you're tired of sitting in your house all day, hit up the beach, a local park, or a simple coffee house for a change of scenery. 

However, one place that you should stay away from while working from home is your bedroom.

Why you should stay out of bed during work hours

Although working from home is ideal for many, it can be tough to get the hang of being at home all day long. There are seemingly endless distractions that can uproot your workday. This is where setting up a dedicated workspace will come in handy. Whether you have an entire room devoted to your office, a corner in your dining room, or simply the kitchen table.

While it may seem like a great idea to escape into your bedroom and close the door to try to get some work done, that may actually be the worst place to set up your workspace. According to Apartment Therapy, working from your bedroom isn't a good idea as it can tempt you to relax during working hours, or entice you to be productive during times of rest. "Whenever possible, creating boundaries between different aspects of your life can help to leave worries and anxieties behind when you transition from one part of your life to another," psychologist Jessica Borushek told the outlet.

This issue can severely impact your quality of sleep, as well as your level of productivity during work hours. Working from bed can also contribute to low mood and energy, as well as problems with posture from slumping all day. However, if you are forced to work in the bedroom, there are ways that can help you avoid problems.

Other ways to be productive while working from home

Sometimes working from the bedroom can't be helped. If this is the case in your situation, one way to combat sleep issues would be to put a desk in the corner of your room to help you stay out of bed. If you can, go as far as to use room dividers to keep your work space separate from your sleeping space and avoid looking at your bed during the day. Making your bed in the morning may also help deter you from getting back under the covers.

However, if the bed is the only place you can seem to get anything done while working from home, then you may want to be aware of your posture as you sit. Slouching over or laying down and positioning the computer to be seen from these positions can cause aches and pains in the long run."Proper ergonomics of your workspace should always have your spine in as neutral position as possible. Your setup should always make sure your head, arms and back are in the right, neutral position and you should incorporate movement throughout your day," chiropractor Andrew Bang told Cleveland Clinic.

While it may be so tempting to sit in your comfy bed and open up your laptop during the work day, just remember that if you work in your designated office space, your bed will be all the more comfortable when you finally climb into it at night.