Remote working, whether it’s by choice or because of the COVID-19 virus is a perk for many of us. You don’t have to deal with traffic. You’re saving money on daycare. And when it’s cold outside, you are nice and warm inside your home.
But not everything is peachy king when you work from home and not everyone is adjusting well to this new normal.
And even though 74% of people prefer working from home, 57% of people are more stressed and 64% do not get a good night’s sleep.
The infographic below shares some very interesting stats about working from home that might explain why folks are more stressed and sleeping less.
For example, the most productive place to work at in is a home office with the bedroom and living room tied for second.
But that is the reason why people are more stressed and sleeping less.
When you work in the living room, you have to deal with distractions. And when you work in your bedroom, you’ll work into the wee hours instead of getting a good night’s sleep. And I can testify to that. When I work in my bedroom, I’m up ’til about 1am working and end up getting about 5 hours of sleep. And that affects my mood the next day.
Infographic About Remote Working
I got this infographic from Daniel at puffy.com that shares the latest stats about how people feel about remote working. Check it out!
Interesting stats right?
It didn’t surprise me that Baby Boomers were far more productive working from home compared to younger generations. Only 71% claiming to be more productive since going from the office to home office. It also didn’t surprise me that Millennials missed their office and work social life the most.
Overall sleep has suffered significantly across all age groups with 64% sleeping worse and 82% sleeping later. But if you make tiny tweaks like not taking your laptop to bed or setting up a private workspace, you should be okay.