How To Make Working From Home a Lot More Comfortable
If you’re going to be stuck working from home for the foreseeable future, then it’s worth upgrading your work-at-home setup to make it a bit more comfortable for yourself. These days, there are so many people switching to a remote workflow that it’s become common to not even own a company office anymore. As such, we need to start thinking about how we can make our home setup a lot more comfortable instead of treating it as a temporary solution.
So in this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the best ways to increase your comfort while working at home so you can be more productive and cosy.
Keep yourself warm and comfortable
A great way to make yourself comfortable is to just keep yourself warm and comfortable. From wrapping yourself in a wool blanket to getting a better chair, there are plenty of ways to ensure that your work environment is at the optimal temperature. This is important because the heat that radiates from your computer can make the room a little stuffy.
Buy a monitor for your laptop
Instead of using your laptop, why not consider buying a larger monitor? A laptop typically requires you to look down at the screen which can be uncomfortable. Instead of subjecting yourself to neck strain, get a monitor so that your screen can be at eye level without stressing out your neck.
Make sure your room is well-lit
A well-lit room is great for working in. It reduces eye strain and makes your monitor a lot easier to see, even if it does have high brightness settings. A well-lit room is also much better for reading documents, hence why it’s a good idea to equip yourself with a good lamp.
Consider upgrading to a standing desk
You can get an affordable standing desk for a much lower price these days than a year ago. While premium standing desks are certainly going to be expensive, you can reduce the price by putting together a DIY solution or buying a table-top standing desk to put on an existing table. Standing every now and then can be a great way to keep your legs healthy and some people prefer working in a standing position.
Stop working from your bed or lap
Many newcomers to remote working will use their bed or lap as a surface for their laptop. While it does have “lap” in its name, using a laptop on your lap can be really uncomfortable and forces you to strain your neck. As such, you should stop working in these uncomfortable positions and start using a proper desk.
Invest in a keyboard, mouse, and wrist rest
It’s a lot easier to use a good-quality keyboard and mouse than the trackpad and built-in keyboard that you have on your laptop. A wrist rest is also a great way to relieve some of the pressure on your wrists as you type for long periods of time.