By Mehak Pal
Published Aug 07, 2023

Hindustan Times

5 side effects of working from home

Many workplaces follow a work from home or hybrid model which has made life easier for several employees. However, it has its own set of disadvantages

Here are five side effects of working from homeĀ 

Affects mental health

Working from home can impact your mental well-being. The absence of in-person interactions and social connections can lead to issues like stress, depression, anxiety and feelings of loneliness

Leads to a sedentary lifestyle

Working from home can lead to a sedentary lifestyle which is associated with various health issues including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and more

Reduced exposure to sunlight

Staying indoors for prolonged periods can result in reduced exposure to sunlight. This impacts the production of vitamin D in the body which is crucial for calcium absorption and bone health

Lack of motivation

Employees who work from home often struggle to establish routines and maintain productivity. The absence of regular feedback and interactions can impact motivation levels

Disproportionate work-life balance

Working from home can help balance your home life with your job. But, it blurs the boundaries between work hours and personal time