During this pandemic many of us are working from home, and as challenging as it may be in certain aspects, creating a dedicated work space can widely ease things up.
So, here are 5 things to keep in mind when creating your perfect home office:
1. Choose The Right Room/Space
One of the most important things to make sure you are the most productive is to avoid distractions. A challenge that becomes bigger and bigger when working from home. So, try to find a space separated from the rest of the house, preferably with a door, so that you’re removed from distractions. If you have a den, guest bedroom or finished basement, they may do the trick for you! Otherwise, find a bright corner in your living room or bedroom where you can set up your desk and get ready for work.
2. Don’t Forget To Get Some Natural Light
According to a study by Northwestern University in Chicago, natural lighting actually improves office workers’ productivity and quality of life. We totally agree with this and it’s so important to us to have some natural light in our home office. We are definitely less productive when we don’t have it.
3. Invest In Quality Seating
Your office chair is where you’ll be spending most of the day, and trust us when we say an ergonomically-designed office chair can save you from back pain, a cramped neck, and shoulder strain. We’ve been there!
4. Get Creative
While hardware and storage are essential, adding some personalized, creative touches will help keep your space fun and functional.
Have you ever thought about adding a rug, some plants or flowers, or even some simple DIY décor to make your home office stylish and unique?
5. For Work Only
Remember when we said that the best way to be productive is to keep distractions away? Well, another way you can do that, especially if your home office can’t be set up in a separate room, is to make sure you use that space for nothing else other than work. Using this space for non-work activities, even after hours, can really affect your productivity in the long run making it more difficult to keep distractions away.
Do you have any more tips on how to set up a home office? Let us know in the comment section below!