If someone had told you two years ago that working from home would become the norm you would’ve never believed them. However, this has become our reality. For the best part of eighteen months we have all been sitting at the kitchen table with a bad back wondering when it will end.
At the moment it looks like many of us will continue working from home, so why not make in a space that is comfortable and makes you feel like you’re in the office?
In this article we will provide you with a few pointers on how to create the ultimate homeworker set-up. One thing that we have all been struggling with is shutting off once work hours are over as we don’t have that defined space to work, so creating a space dedicated to work will ensure you keep a healthy work and life balance.
The following items will allow you to create that perfect work environment in your home.
- Ergonomic chair
This type of chair has lumbar support, adjustable arms, a headset and soft/hard castors depending upon the type of floor you have.
- Ergonomic desk
This type of table is adjustable – change the height to suit you. This will help with both back problems and any difficulties you may have with your eyes when looking at a screen all day.
- Monitor arm
This will allow you to adjust your screens easily in order to suit your needs.
Set-up your desk near a plug socket – this will be essential for keeping your laptop, desktop and phone fully charged and working throughout the day.
Natural light boosts health and wellbeing. A bright room will also help reduce fatigue.
- Plant & Artwork
Personalised artwork and plants make the space feel nicer, more welcoming and in turn may inspire you to work!
- Separate Room
If possible, a separate room can help differentiate working and personal time. This will help maintain a healthy work/life balance.
- Work hours
Make sure you set work hours to help you maintain that work/life balance. If you go beyond these hours you are less likely to stay focused and productive.
- Put your office-wear on
Dressing like you would for the office helps you stay focused and motivated. Staying in your PJs all day is not good for anyone!
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