Companies from all over the world are joining the trend of allowing employees to work from home a few days a week or even full-time. Other people working from home have started their own small company as all they need is a computer and an internet connection. Setting up a home office is imperative as anyone that works from home knows as distractions can be quite plentiful with pets as well as children/significant others. You will be spending long hours in the office so it is important that it promotes productivity while also being comfortable. The following are tips to help set up your home office for both comfort and productivity.
A Massage Chair
The most comfortable chair that you can sit in day in and day out is that of a massage chair. The benefits of massage in general are plentiful especially if you spend a large portion of your day at a desk. One tip is to avoid sitting in this chair right after lunch as you might find yourself dosing off especially if you run your own business. An office chair should also be purchased as this can be used as much as the massage chair. You might find that you want multiple chairs for different areas of the house if you are frequently sore or have back problems.
Setting up your home office in a room with large windows can help you ward off that tired feeling. Additionally you will not have to strain your eyes looking at the computer monitor or when reading paper contracts. If you do not have a room that is available with large windows having an array of lamps and other lights can be a huge help. Not all people have the luxury of choosing between multiple rooms so you might have to turn your office into a comfortable place to work on your own.
Separate From The Rest of The Home
Distractions are not few and far between when working from home as friends and family might not understand that you need to work regular hours just like everyone else. A room that is separate from the rest of the home or the main living area is going to be ideal as you can avoid excess noise and the family will not stop in just because they were passing your office door. A heavy door that reduces noise is an alternative as many separate rooms end up being the master bedroom or a guest room.
Pictures of Loved Ones
Seeing the people that you are working for and trying to provide for can comfort you and motivate you at the same time. While you do not want these people distracting you that does not mean that you should not have pictures of those that you are working for. Motivational posters or those that you idolize can also be incorporated into the office space. This is where you are going to spend countless hours so put your personal touch on the office.
As you can see comfort and productivity are not exclusive of one another. Take time to set up your home office in the best way possible and watch your comfort as well as productivity skyrocket.