As we all get used to our new ways of living, many of us are having to adjust to working from home as well.
This has its benefits for sure. No morning commute, more of a lie in than we’re used to, and having lots of food, particularly biscuits, nearby.
But some people find this kind of change easier than others. One of the most important things is getting a workspace set up that is perfect for you and can allow you to get on with your working day.
Getting that perfect workspace is an important step towards being able to work efficiently and effectively in the current situation. Take a look through our tips and tricks to help with this.
Find Your Perfect Spot
When working from home, it’s vital that you find a spot within your four walls from which you can get tasks done effectively.
This should be a place with plenty of space and free from unwanted distractions, such as a quieter part of the home if possible, rather than in one of the main areas of the home. This is especially true if you’re in lockdown with a busy family. Using a spare room, a desk in your bedroom or a part of the house where you can set up a proper work station is a better option than simply sitting on your sofa or bed with a laptop on your lap.
Make Space For All The Important Things
Try to use a space that has ample room for everything you need for your working day. You might be only using a laptop to do your work, but you don’t want to feel cramped or unable to stretch out during the working day.
If you’re the creative sort or just like being organised, be sure to have all the stationery you need for your day’s work neatly laid out and to hand.
One good idea if you are using a laptop is to use a separate mouse and keyboard. This prevents you hunching over your device, which leads nicely onto our next point...
Look to use a good quality chair when working and try to maintain strong posture. If you end up crouching over your workstation you will soon feel the strain on your back, legs and shoulders. This will ache and be uncomfortable, and can also lead to things like headaches.
Also look to ensure good lighting around your workspace. Poor lighting can lead you to start straining your eyes and again, leave you feeling groggy and not yourself.
Try also to stand up regularly and stretch your legs. It’s easy to become engrossed in a task but you need to keep moving to avoid stiffness or discomfort during the working day.
Accessorise Your Workspace
You also have the chance to turn your workspace into a really nice personalised zone of your home.
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