The pandemic has forced everybody to stay at home to contain the virus, which means, our work now needs to be done as well at home. Sounds easy, right?
But working from home may not be the best setup for everyone. There are cons of telecommuting such as issues with productivity, internet connection, overworking, and many more. And since most of us have no choice but to adapt to what they call the “new normal,” maybe it’s time to have your own home office setup.
Here’s a list of the most important things you should have in your space for better work efficiency.
Have your own workspace
Working on your bed (like what I literally do now) might be the last thing you should do when you work from home. Having your own workspace, even a little one, can make your day more organized and reduce distractions. It’s like having your own cubicle but in the comfort of your home.
Might as well invest in your work table, drawers, or organizers for papers – think about creating a filing system to avoid wasting time searching for papers or loose documents and include a portable printer for more convenience on printing your reports.
Get adequate light
Enough with the dramatic lights. Note that you’re still working and your eyes are on your computer for many hours, so you better take care of them by having adequate light on your space. Take this advice into consideration in setting up your home office to avoid headaches or strained eyes due to poor lighting of your room. Moreover, various studies have shown that adequate lighting increases people’s work productivity.
Invest in a reliable internet connection
This is an investment. Having a good internet connection is also a key factor to consider as you will need to be able to respond to emails, upload files, or join Zoom meetings. Having a poor connection can potentially hamper your productivity and affect your workflow, not to mention the stress that it might bring you while dealing with it so make sure you get a reliable provider.
Add some indoor plants
Although some might consider their home as a happy place, working from home can be pretty stressful. This is why it is also recommended to put a little green plant on your desk for added focus and decoration in your area. Several studies have proven that having a plant on your table can reduce stress, improve indoor quality, and might also help you stay productive throughout the day.
Hope everyone’s safe and productive in your homes! How do you set up your home office?