If you’re like many others who used to work in an office and currently work from home, you might have noticed that it can be difficult to stay focused while working. Being surrounded by all of your home comforts can make it easy for you to be distracted, and it can be hard to separate your home life from your work life – which is very unhealthy! Instead, you should try to make a dedicated area for your work, and only use it when you have work to do; else you’ll struggle to make that clear divide that you need when working from home.
One of the luxuries that most people don’t have in their homes is access to suitable office equipment. Now that you’re at home, you can choose all of the office equipment you find to be the most useful, and you might find that your home office is much better than the office that you used to work in.
First of all, you’re going to need a quality chair, which can be a problem for many people. If you’re going to get an office chair that’s suitable for your body and will support you more than other chairs, it can set you back quite a bit. The problem is, if you’re spending extended amounts of time in a chair, you want something that’s not going to damage your posture, and that can be very expensive. Consider how much time you’re going to be spending on it, and weigh your options based on that.
If you’re using a laptop, you might find it useful to invest in another monitor to make your work life more convenient. Simply connect your laptop to your new monitor and set it up so that the other screen works as a completely different one – giving you much more room to work with virtually. It might not sound like a lot, but having more than one screen can make you much more productive.
Your choice of the desk is quite important, as you’ll want something that’s not going to mess with your posture. If you were planning to sit on your sofa all day with your laptop, you should think again. If you’re going to be at your most productive, you want a desk that’s an appropriate height for good posture. You could even invest in a standing desk so that you don’t need a chair to work in, however, you’ll have to stand while using it.
It’s easy to be distracted while you’re at home, and it’s best to move into a space where you can’t reach anything that might steal your attention. I have my office setup in a quiet spot that I can close the door if needed.
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