Your home workspace is more than a desk, laptop or chair. Look around, and you’ll see and sense a broader ecosystem of characteristics that influence how you feel during and after the workday.
These five aspects will help you think beyond your desk and take a 360-degree view of your work area to build an environment that helps you work and feel your best.
Regularly switching between sitting and standing improves physical and mental health, plus focus and productivity.
- Start using a standing desk and anti-fatigue mat.
- Make sure your monitor is adjustable
- Choose the right chair with at least three points of adjustability.
The right balance between sound and silence can help lower stress and boost your overall health and well-being.
- Conduct a sound audit in your office space.
- Soften distracting and stressful noises.
- Add natural soundscapes.
Natural daylight is key to enhancing alertness, mood and performance in your home workspace.
- Optimize natural daylight.
- Supplement with overhead of task lighting.
- Even-out high contrast areas.
Personalize your surroundings to create either a calm or energetic space where you can express yourself.
- Make nature your muse with natural elements.
- Hang artwork on the walls.
- Have fun with color in your space.
Water is a simple way to improve workday comfort, along with sleep quality, brain performance and mood.
- Start using a meaningful water bottle, glass or mug.
- Use a water filter.
- Drink water plain or spruce it up.
Create a nurturing and productive environment
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