Remote working was a fast-growing trend - now it has become a necessity.
As more and more people work from home these days, Charly wants to help you out with his guide on how to set up the perfect home office.
Remote workers tend to be more productive because they can more easily focus on the essentials - of course only if they have the right workspace in their house.
Check out Charly's tips to make your home office a more productive space:
#2 Get yourself a comfortable chair
A comfortable chair is one of the most important components of any office, take time and care to select a good one.
Your desk chair is even more important than your desk, when it comes to your health. Most office chairs do not offer the necessary support to keep you comfortable and in the correct position for hours at a time.
Ergonomic chairs specifically support your posture by addressing known areas of pain in the human body. They provide more support and comfort - even though they might not look as cool as a simple office chair.
#3 Get your electronic devices ready
You’ll first need to examine your own needs to really decide what types of devices you need for your workspace.
Choose a computer that’s completely customized to your needs. If you tend to quickly change your location - a laptop might be best. If you mostly stay at your desk and like to work with multiple monitors - a desktop is likely a better choice.
Depending on your business needs, a good printer, scanner, or all-in-one device can be a good investment.
#5 Make sure you are connected to the internet
With a good Internet connection, you are just a click away from your accounts, your colleagues and all the other tools that can help you run your business from home. No matter which device you use in your home office - make sure that your Internet provider is fast and reliable enough to keep you on top of things.
#6 Light up your workspace
The light in your office is essential - not only for your ability to clearly see your work but also for your entire mood and atmosphere.
The best light is natural light - try to set up your office in a room that has a window so your workspace can be full of natural light.
If that isn’t possible, ensure that your artificial lighting is sufficient and warm — not just one single bulb in the corner of your room.
The ability to be separated from the rest of your home is one of the main features your home office should contain - eliminating distractions is a priority when working from home.
If you do not have the possibility to separate your workspace from the rest of your home, noise-cancelling headphones can help you get into the work zone - use them to listen to your favourite work music or just to create a sense of silence and calm.
#9 Get your day structured
Working from home often makes us lose our daily routine - getting up early, getting ready for work, driving to work, talking to colleagues. Bringing structure to your work life from home can definitely boost your productivity throughout the day. To get some inspiration for your own daily home office routine check Charly's last post here.
#10 Music makes everything possible
Music can be a great way to keep you focused on your task - drowning out any background noise around your home or making you feel more motivated when listening to a good playlist.
From your home office of course.