It’s been more than a year now since the rise of remote working. When work-from-home became a thing, most people settled for setting up a desk in the corner of their room or using the dining table to do some work.
However, as the year went on, most people adapted and changed the way they work. This usually means setting up their own home office to have clear boundaries between their personal and work lives.
Although it may be a subtle difference, having your own office at home can significantly affect your productivity and overall work attitude. The setting up of your own home office also brings in a couple of challenges, though. Lucky for you, there are things you can do to make your home office space optimized for productivity.
A person new to this remote working setup usually starts by getting a new desk and chair to mimic an office vibe. If you want to optimize for productivity, when choosing your new desk, know that using rounded furniture actually increases your creativity.
Standing desks are also very popular these days as they help with posture and concentration. However, if standing up while working isn’t the right fit for you, an ergonomic chair is another great option to improve your posture while working and avoid back pain.
Setting up a place to keep all work-related stuff such as pens, notepads, journals, etc., will also help declutter your space. Physical clutter leads to mental clutter, so it’s essential to keep a tidy workspace even at home.
Personalized decor is usually the next thing one needs to feel better and lighter during workdays. Posting some motivational quotes or hanging photographs and art pieces that inspire you is known to help improve the mood and lower stress levels.
In this infographic from BHGRE HomeCity, you’ll find more ideas that worked for people who decided to set up their own home office — from getting the right kind of plants to finding which equipment you can add to your home office, you’ll be set up for maximum productivity in no time!