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Setting up a home office

While most of us are beginning to get used to the new reality of working from home, it is still important to talk about setting up a home office.
Working from home might seem like a treat at the beginning. But as the days go by it might be more and more difficult to concentrate and keep β€œhome” and β€œwork” separated. I can’t tell you how many times I have started to work only to find myself deep in some reddit thread an hour later.

This is why you need a dedicated β€œwork” space. Do not work on the couch or on the bed. Don’t keep a TV on. It is easier to get a working mentality when you have a specific place to work. A separate room would be ideal, but most don’t have the luxury of a separate home office room. A table in the corner of your bedroom, even a place on the dining table, or a corner in the living room is perfect as well. Just make sure that you have a place just for working.

Be sure that you have enough contacts for your chargers and whatever else you might need before setting up.

If You have the chance to get a new table for work - now is the time to invest in a motor table. You can switch from sitting to standing positions quick and easy, this will be good for your muscles, posture and back. If possible invest in an ergonomical chair.
Make sure that the height of your table and chair are good, be sure to sit correctly and make sure that your screens are at eye level. These small things make all the difference. Wrong chair, too low/high table and wrongly placed screens can mean everything from sore muscles to chronic illnesses. Take care of yourself!

Make sure you have enough light and fresh air to help you be more productive. Daylight is essential for our wellbeing, as is fresh air!

Have a water bottle on the table at all times- do not forget to hydrate

Have working brakes. Every two to three hours make sure to walk around a bit, stretch and rest your eyes and mind.

If You are working from a home with kids- invest in good headphones

Also a life hack with kids and working from home. If both you and your partner need to work, switch shifts every 2-3 hours. This gives you time to concentrate and work and also gives you the ability to have consistent brakes during the day. These are good for your eyes, mind and also your partners well-being.

Keep distance between work and home activities. This gives you the feeling of being at work and keeps you focused.

And most importantly during this time of isolation- don’t forget to communicate with others. It is important for your mental health to be social. Talk to your workmates, friends, family, check up on elderly relatives etc.

Stay healthy,
RemoteHub

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