All efforts are being made by the government and society to stop the spread of coronavirus. In this, social distancing is considered to be the most effective effort. Social distancing means staying away from others and staying at your home as much as possible. Because of this, millions of employees of companies from all over the world are working from home. However, many employees who work from home also describe it as beneficial, Like there is no hassle of getting up in the morning to get ready for office. There is no problem with the dress code of any kind. There is no alarm bell, there is a very flexible schedule where the work of the office goes on with giving time at home. There is no doubt that currently, the practice of work from home is popular. According to recent figures, approximately 4.3 million employees work from home. You may find the idea of working from overwhelming as you don’t have to wake up early in the morning and start working without any dress code, but sitting in a room all day can affect your health.
Difficult to manage personal and professional life?
Many people want to keep their professional and personal lives separate. However, this is not possible in case of Work from Home. Also, you may have to work on your holiday as well. You work for 8-9 hours in the office, in which you have to go through a variety of activities, but at home, you are busy in office work in any corner along with that you need to take care of household activities. In such a situation, you have to manage both otherwise which makes your work more terrible. Working from home has become quite challenging especially for women.
HR Shreya Verma of a private company says that she has to manage the housework as well as office work. There is a shift to work in the office, but since she is working at home, she has been working more than the shift. She now works for 11-12 hours instead of 9 hours.
At the same time, Anurag Mishra, who works in an IT company based in Gurugram, says that work from home has become a problem for him too. His workload has increased more than before, due to which the pressure has increased significantly and stress is a major to lead to various health problems. These days he has to work for 12 to 15 hours. He says, while working from home, one has to be online all the time, sometimes on a video conference or sometimes co-ordinate over the phone. Meanwhile, children and families do not spend much time with them.
Afraid of ending social life?
You have to meet different people for 8 hours of work in the office, you discuss over the tea/coffee with your office friends. You cannot do all this during work from home. At home, you are confined between the walls, between family and office work you are unable to give time to yourself, your friends, because of this fear of ending social life.
Know what health experts say?
Talking to senior doctor Rakshit Garg Mani Bhaskar of Delhi Government Hospital- Lok Nayak Jai Prakashan Narayan Hospital (LNGP) says that the work from home has increased the immense pressure. Routines have deteriorated in everything from food and drink to stress levels of employees.
Dr. Rakshit says, we come across five to six such cases every day, which explains the problem of eye pain due to working from home. At the same time, according to Safdarjung’s doctor Reena Mittal, these days people are not able to get out, in such a situation, they said that such people should work according to a routine where they can focus on household work, office work and also health.
According to the doctors, to be healthy, do at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. If there is a complete lockdown in your area or you have kept yourself in isolation, don’t get out of the house. In this case, exercising a little at home will digest food and bones will be healthy. This will also remove the problem of body pain.