Working from home has become a reality for many folks in 2020 and 2021, which means that your home office has turned into a space you occupy daily. Therefore, your home office should bring you joy and make you feel productive at the same time! Here are a few ways to make that happen.
Take a (Comfortable) Seat
Having a comfortable desk chair that fits both your desk and your sitting style is vital if you want to maintain productivity. When matching the height of your chair to your desk, go by the “Goldilocks Rule:” everything should be just right. Your feet should be resting on the floor without a lot of extra room, the top of your monitor should be within eye-level while sitting and you should be able to sit up straight comfortably in your chair.
A way to improve the chair’s comfortability is to add pillows to either the seat or the back where you need it most. Pillows are the quick fix to any height and sightline problems that might come around when working at your desk.
Having a consistent source of natural light can do more for your productivity and daily outlook than you might think. Natural light increases the serotonin levels in your body, which means you will have a more positive outlook of your surroundings. Additionally, natural light allows you to absorb more vitamin D from the sun, which helps maintain bone health and reduces the risk of developing cancer or disease.
Exposure to natural light also boosts productivity because an improved mood means you’re more likely to be more efficient throughout your day. So be sure to keep those windows open!
Regulate Temperature in a Room
With the summer heat right at your heels, having a window in a room can actually help modulate the temperature in your home! At Window World, our Solar-Zone windows are engineered to block the transfer of heat through a coating on the exterior of the glass to keep your room cool for longer.
If you have blinds installed to cover your windows, you can modulate temperature even more by closing the blinds on hotter days to permit the room to cool down faster. Having blinds stops any light from the sun, and thus heat, from entering and warming your office. This allows for a more comfortable environment for you to work in, and it helps your AC unit not put in more work to maintain a cool temperature.
Don’t clutter your office! The more objects and furniture you have within your office, the more cramped the room will feel – literally and figuratively.
When there are a lot of objects within a space, they tend to “clutter the mind” and make it harder to concentrate on the work that needs to be done while occupying the space. By minimizing decor, your office space will feel larger and you will be able to have a clearer mental space to focus on the work needing to be completed.
If you need help with the windows in your home office, contact Window World TX to brighten up your work week.