Whether you work from your home office, or you have a designated space at work, you may find that you spend the majority of the hours in your day at your workstation – and this isn’t necessarily a bad thing! There are many ways that you can make the most out of your workstation, to make it as comfortable as possible and a place that you don’t mind spending your time at. Here are a few things to consider when trying to claim your workspace.
Choosing The Right Furniture
If you are going to be spending a lot of time sitting at your desk, it is worth making it as comfortable as possible so that you don’t feel unsettled and fidgety whilst working there. Something that can have a massive impact is, in fact, the office chair that you choose to sit on. To ensure you have maximum comfort, it’s best to choose something that promotes good posture but allows for flexibility too, an adjustable chair is ideal. By having the ability to adjust the height, position and headrest of your chair, it allows you to decide on your perfect position – so make it a comfortable one!
Posture doesn’t just end at chairs either, ensuring you find the right height of your desk is important too. Something too high or too low could easily give you bad neck and shoulder strain. There are plenty of desk options out there, but just like the chairs we mentioned above, adjustable desks are available too! Sometimes sitting all day can become tiresome on the back, so by converting to a standing desk you can reduce muscle ache and get your legs moving too!
Before you begin on your workstation, the area around you must be tidy too. Whether your home office is located in the corner of your dining room, or you share an office with your team, keeping your area clean can have a massive impact on how you work. There have been plenty of studies to show that we feel more productive and positive when the area around us is neat and tidy. Maybe this means taking an extra 10 minutes or so to tidy up your home before you begin working or rallying up your coworkers once a week to sort out the area around you, but it will make you feel much better about getting to work!
Organisation is Key
Nobody likes lots of clutter, especially if it’s paperwork and post-its that have found there way all over your desk and computer screen. Working in an office may mean that you are inundated with the stuff so keeping on top of your organisation is key. Investing in a good filing cabinet or drawers can help you keep everything in one place as opposed to dotted around your office. Get creative with your dividers and filing system, add personality with stickers, notes and accessories. By filing everything on the regular and keeping an organised work life, means you can add the important things to your workstation, now that you’ll have space. Maybe it’s a photo of your children or even your dog… Perhaps it’s just a big ol’ cup of coffee! At least you’ll have all the room for it.
Are you ready to take your workstation to the next level and make it comfortable, organised and a little bit more, you? Whether you invest in an adjustable chair to make your workplace as suitable as possible, or you know you need to get better at filing, these tips can help in claiming your own space. Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact.