Whether you are seeking to increase your productivity or just want to be more comfortable in your daily work environment, it’s easy to make the most of your home office. By using some or all of the tips we have outlined for below, you will find that you are happier to enter your office each day, and studies suggest that the happier you are, the more productive you will be.
Simply put, a boring home office can lead to a lack of productivity. If your home office isn’t aesthetically pleasing or is full of furnishings and knick-knacks you dread, then chances are you are not going to be nearly as productive as you would be if you were surrounded by things you love. Because you are working in your own space, you can make your home office anything you want it to be. It can be as traditional and professional or vibrant and eclectic as you choose for it to be. The most important thing here is that you choose pieces that get you excited about being in your space. The more at-home you feel in your home office, the more work will get done in a timely manner.
Organization is key to productivity. Without proper organization, you could be wasting countless hours each month searching for the proper documents, notes and tools you need to get the job done. Choose furnishings and desk accessories that lend themselves to an organized office space. From filing cabinets to desktop organizers, your organizational options are seemingly endless. We challenge you to add at least one new item that will aid in your organizational efforts to your office this month. Of course, organizers are only as effective as you allow them to be, so be sure to utilize this new item as much as possible to reap the full rewards.
Let There Be Light!
Poor lighting is the enemy of comfort and productivity. Most people are unaware of the constant strain they are placing themselves under when they subject themselves to bad office lighting. Make the most of your home office by ensuring that you have the proper lighting. Of course, natural light is the best option, but if that is not possible, be sure that your lighting is bright enough to not cause eye strain without becoming so bright that it creates glares on your screen surfaces. By adjusting your lighting, you can alleviate regular headaches and more.
Proper ergonomics are just as important, if not more important, than proper lighting for both productivity and comfort. If your chair is uncomfortable or at the wrong height, you could be working against yourself each and every day. Your elbows should bend at roughly a 90-degree angle for optimal comfort and performance. Take a few moments and adjust your workspace accordingly before getting to work. Shift your office chair up or down an inch or two, and elevate your computer screen to eye level. In addition, there are many affordable products to help you in your effort to make your working experience more ergonomically sound and, in turn, much more comfortable.
With just a few simple steps, you truly can make the most of your home office. Want to start by looking for the best chair?