Working from home is a great way to save money on commuting costs, but it can also feel isolating and uncomfortable. This blog post will go over some tips for making working at home more comfortable. We’ll cover things like what you need in your office space, how to make your desk ergonomic, and ways to get out of the house when you’re feeling lonely!
How to Make Working From Home More Comfortable
What do you need in your office space?
First, a USB flash drive to back up your work and store all of the items on this list! Second, a desk with plenty of legroom is also a necessity, preferably a standing desk if you want to reduce pressure on your lower spine. Also, a stable wifi connection is critical, and you can never go wrong with frontier internet service. Lastly, a comfortable chair would be great , like an office chair from Amazon or Ikea, and fits well in front of your desk. This will help make sitting for long hours more comfortable. It can also be helpful to elevate one foot off the floor so that it’s at about a 45-degree angle (such as a footstool).
How do you make your workspace ergonomic?
If you’re using a traditional desk, sit in front of it sideways and push it towards the wall until there is only enough space for yourself. This will reduce the amount of space in front that you’re working and make it easier to focus. If you have a standing desk: one way is by using an anti-fatigue mat under your feet, which can be found at Amazon or Ikea.
Where in your home should your home office be?
Somewhere with plenty of natural light would be ideal for a home office. Also, if it could be close to a washroom and kitchen, it would save loads of time as well when you don’t have to go there in the middle of your workday. In addition, an extra room or somewhere where it’s quiet and peaceful would be ideal for your productivity as well! Especially if you’re someone who gets distracted easily. It would be advisable not to have your desk facing anywhere that could cause a distraction, such as the living room where the tv is. This could hinder you from focusing as you should and getting that crucial work done!
Whether it’s just going around the block or getting on a plane somewhere entirely new – anything helps! Some people find solace in talking with others about their problems, so if this doesn’t sound like something you’d enjoy, then try other activities instead (see our blog post on how to deal with loneliness!) If you have a pet, try taking them for a walk.
What should your daily routine look like when working from home?
When working from home, it can be hard to know when to work and when to relax. Also, with all the distractions that accompany home life, you may feel as if you have to work extra hard to concentrate. However, it’s important to schedule time for a coffee or tea break, just as you would have if you were working at the office. You can also take the dog out during lunch to get some fresh air and change of scenery. And if exercising isn’t possible then make sure you’re doing something that gets your mind off work every few hours – this could be reading, playing guitar or piano, listening to music, watching tv/movies with friends via Skype, etc.