Improve Your Home Office Set-Up: Whether your company has temporarily advised you to work from home due to the worldwide pandemic and now that position has been made permanently remote, or you are one of the arguably lucky few who have the flexibility and freedom to have always worked from home, there is always room for improvement when it comes to the layout of your home office or study.
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1. Softer Lighting
Spending every weekday and, more than likely against your better judgment, even a small part of the weekend, cooped up in your office with artificial, overhead lighting has been proven to negatively impact a person’s optimal health. Therefore, it is strongly advisable for the general health of your eyesight and your mental health and wellbeing to change the bulbs in your office to softer, dimmer lighting. In addition, the versatility gained by a dimmer switch means that when you need to concentrate on paperwork, you can adjust the intensity of the lighting accordingly.
2. An Ergonomic Chair
Whether you are someone who struggles with back and shoulder aches and pains or are blessed with no problems with your posture, either way, you will soon be spending large amounts of time sitting down at your desk, and therefore it is almost a necessity to invest in good quality, sturdy and adjustable ergonomic chair. There are many benefits to such chairs, including reducing the pressure on your lower back and hips, providing proper support for your neck and shoulders, and, most importantly, the investment in an ergonomic chair has been scientifically proven to significantly improve and continuously improve support good and centered posture.
3. A Larger Monitor
Since the worldwide coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and the significant increase in professionals who are now working from their home offices, there has been a corresponding upsurge in the availability, quality, and range of Work From Home Products. One such development is the readiness of significantly larger monitors and, essentially, the larger the monitor, the less you need to strain your eyes and the less likely you are to develop associated headaches and migraines. Furthermore, you should strive to maintain as clear and minimalistic a working area as possible to minimize your stress levels.
4. High-Speed Internet Connection
When you are working from home, a broadband connection of optimum speed and efficiency is essential for your productivity and managing your stress levels. There is nothing more frustrating than completing an online course, for example, only to find you cannot submit your work because of a problem connecting to the internet.
5. Indoor Plants
Adding a touch of greenery by bringing the outside inside into your study is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to reduce your stress levels while working. The benefits of indoor plants in your office are numerous, including a better quality of air, a significant boost in your mental wellbeing, and a somewhat therapeutic feel to an otherwise official and clinical environment.