If you live in a place where travel restriction has not eased yet then might as well doing some make over to your home workspace. Thus, you can work and run your business peacefully and comfortably from home. One of the most challenging things about working from home is the feeling of being too comfortable. It is easy to fall into lazy state where you don’t want to finish your work and just lie down on your sofa. Therefore, it is important to make your home workspace to be the place where you can work just like when you are in your office.
Upgrading your home workspace without excessive budget
Running business during this tough time is already challenging. Hence, you don’t need to spend extra money to ensure that your business can survive this difficult period. However, it is still important to make sure you can work effectively and finish your task so your business is still running. Upgrading your home workspace is one of the ways you can do as solution. Here are some tips you can follow:
Build yourself a standing desk instead of buying a new one. You can use your ironing board to be turned into fancy standing desk so you can work comfortably. It is economical solution because you don’t have to spend money if you have it somewhere in your house. Besides, it is practical to use because you can just fold it when not in use. Standing desk like this is very useful for a video conference because it provides great angle for your laptop camera.
Add some plants as decoration in your home workspace. Choose plants that you have in your office. So it can give you a vibe of true office even when you are working from home. Besides, seeing greenery can do wonder to your body and mind especially during work. It can provide a sense of calmness so you will be less stressful while completing your task. Make sure that the plants you choose are not toxic both for you or for your pet, if you have any.
If you have HDMI cable and wireless keyboard then you can build yourself external monitor. Using laptop and staring at its screen all day long can tire your eyes. Thus, using TV as external monitor can help you to work more comfortably. Some laptops have HDMI ports built-in so it will be easier for you to use your TV as external monitor. You can also use it as your second monitor if you need extra visual workspace.
Upgrade your work chair so you can sit more comfortably while completing your project. Your posture is not the only important element to support your health while working all day. Comfortable chair is also necessary and good investment. Supportive and comfortable chair is important to help you finishing your work without risking your spine. Add a cushion to your chair to improve comfort. Or, you can splurge a little bit to buy ergonomic seat.