The work from home set-up has become a worldwide trend because of the pandemic. As the lines between office work and home are starting to blur, we are forced to bear the brunt of it.
If you’ve ever felt unproductive just when all of your work is due or you feel drained after spending a long day inside your office, or you find yourself wanting to go somewhere and forget about work. It’s not your fault. It’s just that there might be something wrong with your workspace set-up. Doing the work that you love isn’t supposed to be tiring and draining. It’s time to turn the process around and become the epitome of productivity once again.
Choose a space in your home where you would set up your office. A minimum of 100 sq ft or about the size of a small bedroom is considered ideal. Make sure the space has proper ventilation and is properly illuminated with natural lighting. Lighting plays a huge factor in your mood and work performance. A space that is poorly lit and cramped can make you feel confined and often causes irritation. Having a window where natural air and light can come through would be perfect.
Choosing the right desk affects everything in your workspace. After all, it’s not a workspace without a desk. If you are the type of worker who works a lot with papers and physical documents, opt for a desk with a storage rack on its side so it would be easy for you to organize and navigate your stuff at arm’s reach. If you have limited space, a corner desk would work best to maximize your range. To compartmentalize your stuff with limited space available for storage, get a desk that has a drawer and side storage where you can place your phone or iPad and other stuff as well.
The chair is the most important element in a home office that needs to be carefully thought of. Having an ergonomically designed chair would be ideal to ensure you're comfortable throughout the day and help you maintain a good posture.
As much as possible, it is important to have natural light coming in from the window to your home office. But if your home office is located in an area where you don’t get a lot of natural light, optimize the use of artificial light. Consider the placement of your light source to avoid casting unintended shadows. Consider setting up dedicated light sources for a variety of tasks. Add decorative lighting and desk lamps to keep your home office setup interesting.
Smell is the first thing that greets us when we enter a room. Certain smells evoke certain moods and can affect our behavior. Use the power of aromatherapy to your advantage and incorporate diffusers in your home office to create a positive and relaxing ambiance. This will help boost your work productivity and lessen your stress.
Start creating your ideal home office now and experience the joy of working from the comforts of your home.