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The Careerist: Working From Home

LearnAlyssa Davis
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"Creating that space for your bed and bedroom to be primarily for sleep goes a long way. This means not bringing devices into bed so that you can’t work there. Not only will this help you sleep better, but it’ll also help create that divide between home and work, so it doesn’t feel like you’re always working.” – Fast Company

The New Office

"Working from home."

What's the first thing that comes to mind? Sitting in bed, sweat pants on, and breakfast next to you? If that sounds familiar, you're not alone. A study from Reverie found that as many as 80% of young NYC professionals work from bed – on the regular. Here's why you should break up with your bed during your work hours:

  • Catching zzz’s. Did you know it's harder for your brain to disassociate work and sleep when they both happen in the same place? You go to bed, and instead of your brain thinking "time to count sheep", it's thinking "time to count numbers and zoom calls".

  • Blue light before bed reduces your melatonin levels. If you're one of those "finish up a few projects before hitting the hay" types, then we're talking to you. Blue light effects your sleep. Negatively. Call it quits at least 30 minutes before bedtime.

  • Your posture suffers. Hunched over for hours at a time? It's not a good look for anyone. Invest in a desk. Or at least find yourself a nice coffee shop to work from with a decent matcha.