Create the Home Office of Your Dreams
If working from home isn't as temporary as you thought it was, it's time to create the home office of your dreams.
The pandemic changed the way we work for a lot of people. All of a sudden many found that they needed a space in their home to 'set up shop'. You may have thought that it was temporary and set up your station as such; but as the months turned into years your temporary situation feels a lot more permanent and your work station should too. A dedicated workspace in your home can be designed to increase productivity and comfort. If working from home isn't as temporary as you thought it was, it's time to create the home office of your dreams.
Here are 5 ideas to get you started.
Invest in a Good Office Chair - Investing in an ergonomic office chair is essential. You may be spending anywhere from 30 to 50 hours a week sitting in it, so your back will thank you. Purchasing one with multiple adjustments is ideal so it fits you just right.
Pick the Right Lighting - lighting has been proven to be hard on the eyes. Make the switch to LED or halogen light bulbs in your home office and try to let in as much natural light as possible. Also, consider finding a desk lamp to reduce headaches and eye strain.
Keep Essentials Within Reach and Organized - Nothing says productivity like a clean, neat workspace. Select a desk with a lot of storage or install creative shelving to keep items like pens, pencils, extra batteries, calculators, notepads, and more stored within arm’s reach.
Decorate - Pick a color you love and use it to spice up the room. Use cheery yellow or red or relaxing tones like green and blue, instead of beiges and browns. Use bright accent pillows, artwork, and rugs to give warmth to your space.
Aim for the view - If possible, place your desk so you are facing a window instead of a blank wall. Natural light can do wonders for your health and staying alert. You can also give yourself a short mental break when necessary by looking outside.
If you find yourself needing a bigger home with a dedicated office space, give me a call and I can help you find your happy place.