by Nutan Brown
on Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 12:26pm.
Working from home has become extremely common as businesses in Canada adjust to new social distancing measures. Creating a work space that fosters good work habits is an important part of your home office design.
Here are the top 3 tips to help achieve maximum comfort, productivity and efficiency when working from home:
Upgrade Your Office Chair
In your home office, comfort is key. Finding the right chair is an investment in your health and well-being that will keep you at your most productive self.
When selecting a chair, choose one that has been designed to maximize good posture. Chairs with multiple settings will allow you to adjust the position to your body type. Since you will be sitting for long periods of time, it is crucial to find a quality chair that suits your needs.
Make Time For Exercise
A great way to boost energy levels during the day is with movement. By incorporating fitness into your daily work routine, you'll be able to replace the lost movement you'd usually get commuting to work and around the office.
If you have a stationary bike, put it in the corner of your room for quick 10-minute workouts throughout the day. If you enjoy lifting, add some free weights and a bench. For yoga enthusiasts, find a spot for a mat. Making time to exercise will provide you a much needed break while also helping you stay in shape.
Add Inspiring Decor
The ideal workspace is not only functional, but inspirational as well. Your home office should encourage creativity and foster mental well-being as you will be spending a large portion of time there.
Find items that influence and motivate you, and incorporate them into your workspace. Some ideas include greenery, calming artwork, and images of your favourite places and landscapes. This will help to improve your productivity and reduce stress levels.