Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of Brits have adopted a positive approach to having to work from home; in fact, many are continuing to complete their 9-5 day from the comfort of their own home or are engaging in a hybrid workweek. However, making sure your home office is a stimulating work environment is essential for productivity. When employees don’t create a workspace like this, it’s common for them to feel disconnected and unhappy. That’s why we’ve come up with 3 ways to revamp your work-from-home space and ensure you’re still getting top-quality results from your home office.
Change your office location
Cornering off a section of your house to dedicate to your home office is important to train your brain to be able to separate your work life from your home life. Make the most of the space you already have in your home by creating an office space in the loft, conservatory, dining room, or even in one of your hidden alcove spaces - indeed, understairs spaces are often wasted in homes and can be a great place to switch out smelly trainers for a chair and desk!
Elevate your seating area
Whether you’re working all week from home, or just a few days a week, hunching over your keyboard comes all too easily for home office workers. But bad posture can cause tension and pain in the neck, poor circulation, and even a bad back. That’s why it’s important to elevate your seating area and invest in a proper office chair that provides you with enough support while you work. However, proper supportive office chairs don’t have to be boring! It’s easy to buy these chairs in fun colours and funky patterns to match the rest of your home office and house.
Switch up your lighting
There’s no doubt that lighting affects your productivity, and experts suggest that getting the lighting right in your home office can be just as motivating as your first caffeine boost of the day. By placing your home office in a part of your home with great natural lighting you can enjoy a much-needed serotonin boost at your desk (just make sure you can still see your laptop screen!). Otherwise, if you do need to add artificial lighting to brighten up a gloomy part of your home, add a pop of colour to your desk with high-quality lampshades that’ll act as a motivating push to clocking out at 5!
Getting your home office right is essential to remaining productive outside the office. With some smart investments and clever location choices, you can easily create a stylish work-from-home space that will soon have productivity soaring. Just get started with these 3 tips above….
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