How To Set-up A Proper Home Workstation
You may have found yourself in unproductive moods when it comes to doing work at home. While it is tempting to work in bed or on the couch, working there will only serve as a big distraction so making your own workstation is the best option to get you being productive.
Where Should I Put My Workstation?
Some people might already have a free room that they’ve been using for their office, but not everyone is blessed with such a space. If you’re having trouble finding a place, consider a large closet, under some stairs, or simply in the corner of a large room. If you can’t find an enclosed space by itself, then you might consider investing in some privacy dividers to close off your new office. Otherwise if you can it would be good to have as much natural sunlight in your office as possible since it can lift your mood and is much more eco-friendly, but if it’s not possible just make sure that you have plenty of lighting.
What Kind of Furniture Should I Have?
Obviously you’ll want a laptop or some sort of computer to work at, and if your job requires other things like paper and pens then be sure to have them within reach. Then you’ll need a desk and chair, but not just any will do.
You want to prioritize your comfort, so invest in a swivel chair with a few of these features; height adjustable, adjustable backrest and armrest support, adjustable seat depth, and built-in lumbar support. This is all to better support your back while you work as spending a significant amount of time sitting in an uncomfortable chair can really hurt your back.
You might also want to consider buying a standing, height adjustable desk as again sitting can do a real number on your back after a while so being able to stand and work would reduce any pressure or pain on your back.
How do I Set Up My Workstation?
Now that you’ve got the furniture and spot selected, you just need to put everything together. This means placing things like your monitor in the right place to make sure you’re as comfortable as ever.
For your monitor you’ll need to mess around with it’s placement a bit until you achieve these adjustments; you keep your spine in a neutral position, the top of the screen is at or slightly below eye level, the monitor is 20 inches away from your face, and your eyes look slightly down when looking at the middle of the screen.
Wires can be annoying and distracting when they’re hanging off your desk, so be sure to secure them somehow.