Remote work has officially become the ‘new normal’ and a good home office setup is what we all need for comfortable and enjoyable working. Wondering how to pull create one? Let’s unlock these mystery!
A Working Space
Ideally, have a small, dedicated room set aside for your home office setup, it would physically separate your personal life from your professional life, this is exactly what most of us are missing while working from home. However, if having a separate room is not possible, then identify a quiet sport that offers you privacy. Consider the traffic flow of this area and the needs of your job. For instance, you may need a place with a door to block out external sounds if you are often on calls at work.
You would need a work desk or a table of the perfect height. It is best to record an accurate measurement according to your height. Ideally, your forearms should be parallel to the floor, and your wrists should not be bent when you use the keyboard or the mouse. Standing desks have emerged as a new trend to keep workers healthy and happy as they work. Get the best of both worlds by purchasing a standing desk extender! Position your work desk near a window as natural light It helps maintain your circadian rhythm and keeps you productive by 3 to 40%! Overhead fixtures are the best source of indirect lighting. Ensure that the source of lighting does not compete with the light of your monitors or create glares. If they do, use curtains or reposition the light placement to diffuse it.
Sitting for prolonged periods is dangerous to your health. However, sitting in a bad chair is even worse. Pamper your body by investing in a high-quality, comfortable, and ergonomically correct chair. Make sure you get a height-adjustable chair that offers lumbar support. If possible, try out the chairs at physical stores before buying them.
With papers, files, and books, you could invest in a bookcase to hold these items. For office supplies, clear containers placed inside desks can make one feel super organized.
Invest in high-resolution, high-quality monitors are at least 25 or 27-inches large. Having two displays is much more convenient than toggling between windows. Dual screens equal double the work, especially if your work involves coding, writing, researching, or designing. Depending on your work, you may require ancillary items such as headsets, printers, scanners, webcams. Hook up your desktops with wired ethernet connections for higher reliability. Ensure that your equipment supports the speeds offered by your service provider.
Did you know that you could trick your brain into being more productive? Bright and warm colors will keep your mind alert and give it a productivity boost. If painting the walls is not an option, you can always use wallpaper, sticky notes, and other such items for a cost-effective fix.
Jumbled cords and wires are a sore sight that could also be potential hazards. Position your device as close to the power outlet as possible, and just a few zip cords, clamps, or even a pool noodle can keep the messy wires away.
Add personality to your workspace with cartoon cutouts, trophies, and family photos. Redecorate this space occasionally, or else it will soon blend in with the background. You could even use aromatic candles and soft music to create a nurturing environment. Keep basic essentials such as water, pens, notepads, always within reach. Indulge in your personal victories, aka snacks and beverages keeping them at hand.
Plants make people happier, healthier, and more productive. Given this stress-busting quality of plants, get a tiny pot that you can place on your desk.