On most weekdays, Matthew Hans-Bello rises at 6:00 AM to the shrill call of his alarm. Occasionally, he grants himself a few extra minutes of sleep by hitting snooze. Once awake, Hans-Bello often get to his morning routine: quiet time, clean up, greetings with family, and breakfast—sometimes.
As the clock approaches 9:00 AM, he eases into his work routine. Some days commence with meetings, while others see him tackling unfinished tasks from the day before or new ones.
Even with a work desk available in his room, Hans-Bello, an integrated solutions manager at TASCK Creative, prefers working from his bed. “I often just lay my laptop on the bed and work from there,” he said. His work schedule varies, but he typically spends 12-14 hours each weekday, “depending on the tasks,” shifting between his bed and the work desk.
Not so long ago, Hans-Bello began suffering from eye strain due to prolonged screen time and lower back issues from extended sitting. “Apart from these,” he noted, “working remotely affected my eating habits, leading to weight gain and affecting my physique.” Once an active basketball player, he now struggles on the court due to…