Some people love having a day at the home office, but not everyone. Are you one of those who find it hard to enjoy a working day from home, or perhaps you’re self-employed and find it hard to create structure in your everyday life?
We’ve been inspired by this article and want to share our variation of some of these tips with you below.
REMEMBER YOUR BODY
In the office, we often have access to a variety of ergonomic furniture – most likely a height-adjustable desk and perhaps an ergonomic computer mouse. Not everyone has this luxury at home, so it may require a little creativity to incorporate good seating positions.
But it’s not necessarily about finding one perfect sitting position – perhaps more about finding many different positions to switch between. Stand at the kitchen table, sit on a balancing chair (such as the BeneSit chair), sit on the floor and lean back on the sofa. After all, the best position is the next position!
UTILIZE THE COMMUTE
One advantage of working from home is that you save time on commuting. Instead, spend it on something that will set the scene for a good day’s work.
Examples include going for a walk, preparing a nice lunch, getting some housework done so you can relax after work or reading a good book.
CREATE A SENSORY ENVIRONMENT
Explore which sensory elements make you feel energised, efficient and in a good mood.
Maybe sitting in front of a window so you can look at the sky, the trees and the people on the street will inspire you? Maybe you work best when you hear music or have “white noise” in the background? Maybe you keep your brain active if you move your body at the same time (e.g. by using the BeneSit chair) or maybe you associate a nice and efficient working day with a good freshly brewed cup of coffee?
Would you try some of these tips to create a better day at the home office?