A Guide for Setting Up Your First Home Office

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You or other people that you know may be working from home more during COVID-19. This means that having space to work and live will make all the difference to your sanity and productivity. To help you get started, take a look at these tips on how to set up your first home office.


Gather your equipment

If you thrive in a more traditional workspace, consider investing in a proper desk and an adjustable chair. This will be the heart of your home office, and where you’ll be spending most of your time, so you want to be sure you’re comfortable.


Consider the environment

While you may be comfortable on the couch, it’s not always the most productive place to work because you associate it with relaxation. Instead, find a spot where you won’t be disturbed and feel motivated enough to be productive.


Think about the lighting

 Natural light is often touted as a way to improve productivity and concentration. If you tend to work later on in the day or you can’t set up your home office by a window, consider getting a daylight lamp. If that isn’t for you, make sure you adjust your lighting at home so it isn’t so dark as to make you drowsy, but also not so bright that it causes eye strain.


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