Optimizing Your Home Office

Optimizing Your Home Office

Do You Have An Ergonomic Home Office

Many of us never thought we would need a functional home office. Even if we had an “office” it was just a place to do occasional work, pay some bills, and maybe play a computer game or two. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and many people began having to work from home. Suddenly, many folks needed a home office and people were getting creative, turning any spare space into office space.

If you are still working from home, it is time to upgrade your office space. You have had time to see what works and does not work with your current set-up. So, now it is time to optimize. Not only will it help your productivity, but it will also help your overall physical and mental well-being.

First, think about what you want and need in your office space. According to color theory, the color of a room impacts your mood and your productivity. You may want to consider painting your walls a shade of blue green, which is known to be calming and to boost productivity! Green hues are good because they are not distracting, and they do not cause eye-fatigue.

How are you going to personalize your space? Instead of stark and spartan, consider personalizing your office space. We suggest adding meaningful things to your office. You want to avoid clutter but decorating your walls and adding a few knickknacks can make you feel more at ease in your office.

Get Rid Of The Clutter

Get rid of the clutter. If you had to quickly transform part of your house into a workspace, you may have started with clutter. Since then, you’ve probably added more. The result can be a distracting mess, where it is hard to find what you need. Clean your office with a critical eye. Throw out things you do not need. Instead of filing paperwork, consider scanning or photographing it when you receive it, and then shredding it.

Set up your desk for comfort. Repetitive use injuries and muscle strain are real. However, setting up your desk correctly can help you avoid injuries. Place your monitor at a height where you can look ahead and see it. Adjust your keyboard so that you can use it without discomfort. Consider gel wrist rests for your keyboard and mouse.

Find the ergonomic right chair. While you should be taking frequent breaks from sitting, much office work requires being at your desk. A standing desk can help you alleviate some discomfort, but you will find yourself aching if you transition completely from sitting to standing. Instead, you need to invest in an ergonomic chair. You want a chair that provides lumbar support and supports goof posture. Getting a better chair can improve your posture, help you feel less fatigue, and alleviate back pain.

Bodybilt has a variety of options to help improve your home office. Check out our selection to see what works for you.