We find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic, which has put everything to a halt. The same applies to your work, no matter what you do. If you’re able to do your job at home, chances are that you’ll need a home office space.
This space doesn’t need to be anything fancy. It just needs to be comfortable and accommodate all of your needs. That means you need to have a good chair that will be fine for sitting for an extended period of time as well as good lighting, so you don’t have to strain your eyes.
Another essential thing to do is separate work and personal life. You’d be surprised by how many issues can arise by just mixing those two. Suddenly, you don’t want to sleep in your bedroom anymore because that’s where you stress about your job. Luckily, we bring you the solution to your problems.
How Did the Pandemic Make Working From Home the New Normal?
The pandemic has influenced many people’s jobs and even left millions of people around the world unemployed. Thankfully, many jobs can be done from home on our laptops and computers.
Remote work is probably many people’s dream — sitting comfortably on their couch, having flexible working hours — things can’t be better than that. That’s all made possible thanks to the ongoing pandemic. However, many others dread working from home, and it’s important that they make it work for them.
We have to be responsible for taking care of both ourselves and other people. That means we should stay at home as much as possible. Those who still have to go to work don’t have it easy either as they have to be extra careful not to get infected.
Separate Work From Your Daily Life
It’s true that you have to separate business and pleasure. That means doing work in your bedroom can make you associate that room with, let’s say, work-related stress. Do you really want to feel stressed even when you’re not working?
That’s why you should have a designated room for all things business. If you can’t make that happen, having a separate space for your stuff can be helpful too. You want to have your peace and quiet while working too. That means you’ll have to work away from your sex room (which is usually the bedroom).
However, office room sex is more than okay from time to time. You can even throw some role-play in the mix as well. Treat it like a real office. You won’t regret it, but try not to overdo it. Keep the balance.
Find a Good Chair
We’re sure that the fact you need a good chair will come as a surprise. Of course, you can work on a sofa or anywhere else. However, having the best home setup is essential. Hence you’ll need an office chair.
This is especially important for people who spend a lot of their work time sitting. A good, ergonomic office chair might be quite an investment, but it’s so worth it. Think about not having trouble sitting because that’s what this chair will provide.
If you’ve never had any back pain, you might not be able to relate to this need. Don’t worry — you’ll find out soon enough what it means to sit long hours in an uncomfortable chair. We believe you’ll do the right thing by finding a chair that will support you well.
Good chairs can have many add-ons. That means you can customize it to your liking as well.
Good Lighting Matters
Excellent work from home setup requires adequate lighting. If you’ve ever read a book in dim light, you’ll know exactly what we mean.
Make sure you have a good overhead light but don’t forget about a lamp as well. Overhead light can sometimes make it difficult to look at a computer screen, so you’ll want to have a good alternative.
If possible, make sure your home office setup is in a room with a lot of natural light. No desk lamp can replace the natural light, especially not long-term. Of course, not every kind of light will be easy on your eyes. We’re all different, so you’ll have to replace a few light bulbs before you find something you like.
Ensure your office is bright and warm because that will definitely help you get your job done more efficiently. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself.
However, a desk, chair, and lighting aren’t the only things that a work environment needs. There are many other things involved, depending on the kind of work you have to do.
One of our personal favorites are stress balls or fidget toys in general. Yes, you do need these things in your office. Would you rather squeeze a squishy ball or start chewing on your pencils? Only one of them is terrible for your teeth.
Besides that, you need some quality storage. By that, we mean file cabinets for all of your important documents and other things you need to put away so that you don’t clutter your workspace. Printers are always handy, but not everyone needs them.
You know what everyone does need? Supplies. Especially when they’re within reach. Ensure you don’t have to roll around the room in your chair just to grab a piece of paper.
To be fair, an ideal work from home setup isn’t difficult to achieve. Some of the things might require some investment, but you can just use the stuff you have at home for the time being.
The pandemic has bound us to our homes, which means we have to make sure that we’re comfortable for long periods of time. You’d think that’s an easy task because your home is already comfortable. However, we bet you’ve never gone more than a week without going outside.
If sitting a lot bothers you, it might be time to invest in a standing desk. Yes, that’s a real thing. Many people find it easier to stand for an extended period of time than to sit. Besides, these desks are adjustable so you can mix sitting and standing however you see fit. Building a home office setup has never been easier, don’t you think?