New to working remotely? Whilst working from home does have its perks, it can also be challenging at times. One way to remain motivated is to create a workspace that enables you to stay focused and produce your best work.
There are a number of ways to do this, and in this Paragon Carpet Tiles blog, we share some of our top tips and tricks to design the perfect home office or workspace.
Have a dedicated workspace
Whilst working from the couch does hold a certain appeal, it’s probably not the most productive place. To maintain a healthy work-life balance, it’s important to have separate places in the house where you work and relax. This will help create mental boundaries between your office hours and normal life.
Make it comfortable
When working from home, comfort is key. Your work setup should not only enable you to work efficiently but support your body as well. From the type of chair you sit on to the position of your desk and computer, there are a number of things to consider. In fact, recent studies have shown that good posture and ergonomics can actually result in increased levels of productivity.
Keep it organised
Tidy desk, tidy mind. To ensure you can be your most productive, it’s vital to keep your space clean and tidy. This will minimise distractions and make sure you can work efficiently. Schedule a time every day to make sure everything is in order. One big culprit of desk-dirtying is food, so try to avoid eating in your workspace. Instead, take a break and enjoy a bite to eat in a different room.
Add a personal touch
Put your own stamp on your space by adding some personal touches. This can be anything from a desk plant, family photograph or even just a fun novelty item. Your workspace should be somewhere you enjoy spending time. However, try not to overdo it as you don’t want to become distracted with too much decoration.
Embrace natural light
If you can, try and embrace natural light. Move your desk near a window or somewhere in the house that’s a little brighter. This can have a positive impact on mood and again, encourages efficiency when at work. Try and avoid dark corners, as they could make you feel a little trapped and closed in.