Working Den: Your Remote Working Solution

Founder

Daniel Hall

I’ve worked from home since 2012. In this time, I have become a ‘Top Rated Freelancer’ on Upwork, earned over $1 million and, subsequently, written the book The Million Dollar Freelancer.

Whilst I earned good money and outwardly appeared to be living ‘The Good Life’, this wasn’t quite the reality. The long hours took their toll and led to several cases of burnout, severe depression and, eventually, suicidal thoughts.

I’ve made just about every possible physical and mental health mistake whilst working from home. In early 2019, I set about finding solutions to improve my life. What I learnt inspired several of the features in Working Den, and it’s my mission to continue finding new ways to make working from home a healthy experience.

Advisor

Bertie van Wyk

I’ve worked for the world’s leading workplace specialists, Herman Miller, for the past 15 years. During this time, I’ve helped companies around the world design environments and business processes that make staff feel better. And when we feel better, we work better. I focus on improving the social, cognitive and physical wellbeing of people to create a more healthy, productive and connected experience at work. Having advised thousands of people on the best practices of working from home, I am now sharing this knowledge with Working Den.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Margarida Rafael – Psychologist with her own private practice. Experience in both hospitals and the US prison system. She has also worked on a number of projects for MindOnly with Dan Brown, a psychologist and professor at Harvard University

Aylen Gomez Ovejero – Organisational Psychologist & Wellness Coach

Sofija Vojvodic – Research Psychologist & Behavioural Neuroscientist

Adel Lawson – HSE Expert and one of Airsweb’s “Top HSE Influencers of 2018”

Brittany Ferri – Highly experienced Occupational Therapist who has written several books on the subject 

Jeff Caulfield (and his partner) – Qualified Physio (and Exercise Physiologist specialising in injury prevention for NSW Health) 

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Stop

Stop whatever you are doing and focus on this.

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Take Deep Breaths

Follow the instructions on screen or if you have sound follow the spoken instructions.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

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Observe

Observe your body, your thoughts, your feeling and your emotions. Is your heart racing? Are you sweating? Is your mouth dry? Are you angry? Are you worried? Are you stressed?
Do you need to be reacting the way you are?
How important is the issue you are stressed about?
Is this worth you being stressed over? Will it still be important this time next year?
What advice would you give to a friend if they were in your position?

Now take a moment and relax yourself.

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Proceed

Now continue on with your day, incorporating what you have just learned about the emotions you were feeling.