With the news that the UK is heading into another lockdown that will likely last until March, many people and businesses will be turning back to the same tools they used last year during the first lockdown. While a large proportion of people who have been able to have been continuing to work from home as suggested by the UK Government, some had been heading back into the office or other workplace on a more regular basis. The official guidance is once again to work from home where possible, and educational institutions have been closed (with some exceptions) meaning that remote working and learning is again on the rise.
Working away from others or away from our regular place of work can have an impact on both mental and physical health, but the very gadgets that are helping us to stay connected and work as a team while in lockdown can also be used to help improve or maintain physical and mental health.
In the next few posts, we’ll be going over some of the challenges that people are facing right now, how they can have an impact on your work and home life – and how technology can help us overcome them. Tech often gets blamed for issues and we feel that sometimes it gets an unnecessarily bad rap! In most situations it can actually be very helpful, as long as it’s used correctly. We’ll be going into what you and your friends, family and colleagues can do to get the most out of your tech.
We’ll also be going into some of the other tech-related issues that have cropped up – such as blue light exposure and its effects on sleep, and the phenomenon that’s come to be known as ‘Zoom Fatigue’.