Many people across the United States are currently working from home. Whether you have a whole room set aside to do office work or not, it can sometimes be difficult to separate your home office from the rest of your home. The suggestions below can help your home office feel a little more like a real office and may even help you to be more productive!
Make Your Own Cubicle
If your home office is not its own room, or if you share your home office with a roommate, significant other, or your kid doing homework, then it may be difficult to have your own private space to be productive. One way to do this is to make your own cubicle. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. You can use a curtain or even buy used cubicles online to give yourself a less distracting place to work. Doing this can also help to mimic the appearance of a real office, which may help you to feel more productive.
Get a Comfy Chair
Sitting at the computer all day is not exactly fun or comfortable. However, you can make it a little more comfortable by using an actual computer chair. The average kitchen hair does not have much padding, as it is not meant to be sat on for eight hours a day five days a week. Office chairs, on the other hand, are specifically made for that. You don’t need to go to an office supply store to find one. Any furniture store will likely have what you are looking for. Just ask!
Install a Blue Light Filter
If your job requires you to work on the computer all day, then your eyes will become strained after a while. This is, in part, because of the bright lights that come from screens. One way to give your eyes a little bit of relief is to install or download a blue light filter. If you have a newer computer, it may already have this option on the device (the same goes for cell phones and tablets). Otherwise, download one. While this won’t change the appearance of your office, it will make working in your office easier on your eyes.
If you want to make working at home more comfortable and productive, try one or all of the tips above. These small changes can help to make a big difference! Just try it to see for yourself!