1. CHOOSE A WORKPLACE FOR YOUR NEEDS
Your office workspace is not only equipment but also a combination of decor and furniture layout.
Think, how you plan to use your home office. How often you will need to call someone? Do you have to keep children or pets away from your workplace? Need storage space? The arrangement of the workplace depends on the answers to these questions.
It is impossible to concentrate when working in a stuffy room, so make sure your workspace is well ventilated.
2. USE NATURAL LIGHT
The first rule of creating a comfortable office is to use as much natural light as possible. Here’s why: the study showed that workers who receive natural light sleep better. Another study found that natural light increases productivity by 30–40%.
To sum up – place the working area closer to the window.
The best option, if it is opposite: the light evenly falls on the table, and you, glancing out the window, provides rest to your eyes.
3. INSTALL EXTRA LIGHT
Decorate your workplace with light, for example, place a strip of LEDs. It is inexpensive and makes the atmosphere more comfortable.
In addition, to the decor, put a good-quality lamp with adjustable height and tolt near the workplace.
4. SET YOUR COMPUTER DISPLAY TO CHANGE AT NIGHTTIME
In the morning and afternoon, the sun emits cold/blue light, the computer screen emits the same. As the sun disappears, the hue changes in the direction of warm reddish tones. When maintaining the same (blue) level of light all day, you are misleading the body by offering it daylight at night, which causes overstrain and stress.
Set your computer screen to reduce blue light exposure after sunset.
5. CREATE A BRAINSTORMING SPACE
Do you need to be creative? Make a difficult decision? Create a space where you can generate, store and record ideas that will help grow your business.
6. ADD YOUR FAVOURITE DECOR
A bonus of the home office is the ability to decorate everything to your taste.
The research suggests that warm colours help with the work, and 83% of office workers feel the need for creative elements in the work environment.
When choosing a specific colour, read about the psychology of colour. Shades of yellow, orange and red give energy, dark and dull colours often make you feel tired.
7. CLEAN YOUR OFFICE REGULARLY
When creating a home office, you need to think about many things at once: select equipment, allocate working hours, make calls, establish a balance between work and family. Things can quickly clutter and create a messy, unproductive environment.
Schedule a cleaning time and regularly tidy up your equipment and room. Do not forget to wipe all surfaces, use wipes, sprays and disinfectants for this. Follow government guidelines for hand cleaning if you’re going out to control the virus during coronavirus outbreak.
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