WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/07/06

Mental and physical health have been talked about for the past few years in the WordPress Community. The first time I ever heard anybody talk about this was at a WordCamp in Dayton, Ohio in 2014 or so.

These two videos from WordCamp Europe talk about several aspects of staying healthy while dealing with remote work  conditions, anxiety, etc.

Christina Varro: Staying Healthy In the Digital Space

Screen time, sedentary lifestyle and solo remote work can lead to a variety of physical and mental health problems. As a full time freelancer for almost 10 years, I have suffered a variety of sleep disorders, physical health problems, and anxiety disorders.

Laura Nelson: Easing the anxious mind: dealing with anxiety in the workplace

40% of disability worldwide is due to depression & anxiety. However, there’s still so much stigma surrounding the issue, that it rarely gets discussed. This has resulted in people with anxiety feeling like they have to suffer in silence, and employers not fully understanding the condition. Laura will share her personal experience of dealing with an anxiety disorder and how it impacted her working life.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.



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