If you’re going to be working from home long term, it’s crucial that you set up a comfortable home office. Setting up your space to be comfortable and well-suited for your job can help increase productivity and job satisfaction.
Buy a Desk
When working at home, it can be tempting to use the kitchen table as a desk. This can result in having to share your desk space with others and having to clear off all of your work supplies often for others to use the table. Even worse, you may opt to work from the couch or your bed with just a laptop. This can be disastrous for your posture and your productivity. Looking into some desks for home offices and buying one that fits your needs can make all the difference. It will allow you to find a place free of distractions where you can set up your desk how you like it and keep it that way.
Get a Desk Chair
Office buildings have desk chairs for a reason. Their designs keep you comfortable and prevent back pain and wrist pain from writing or typing all day. The chairs you happen to have at home may not offer the same support, resulting in discomfort and decreased productivity after long term use.
Use a Blue Light Filter
If you use a computer or other electronic devices for work, you are being exposed to a lot of blue light. This can cause eye strain that can lead to headaches, sore eyes and even vision damage. You can reduce your exposure by using blue light filtering screen covers or glasses. These allow you to continue working on your electronic devices with little difference in appearance and limited eye strain.
Install a Standing Desk
Many people find it uncomfortable to sit at their desks all day. Taking breaks to stand up can increase productivity, improve focus, relieve back and leg pain and more. Standing desks allow you to stand up and stretch while still completing your work. You can buy desks that can be raised or lowered as needed, or you can add an adjustable desk top to your existing desk. You can arrange your belongings on these adjustable tops just as you would a typical desk and then gently pull up to change the height.
These small investments in your office space can help make you more comfortable, so that you can get more work done and feel better doing it.