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5 Ways to Make Remote Working Work For YOU

Make the location where you work from home YOURS. There are several basic things you can do to make your home office feel like it’s yours, whether you’ve balanced your laptop on an ironing board or you have your own office room set up in your home.

Ergonomics Matters More Than You’d Think

Make sure the place you’re in is ergonomically designed for your body size. Get a good chair – You may have begun working from home in a kitchen chair, but this is not the ideal option for your health. If you can borrow a chair from your employer, do so, or invest in a good one.

Your thighs should be parallel to the floor with your feet resting on the floor (put your feet on a footrest if you need one). The chair should have some lower back support and not cut into the backs of your thighs. When working, keep your arms at a 90-degree angle so that your wrists do not fall below or over your elbows.

Your computer screen, whether it’s a laptop or a monitor, should be adjusted to your height. You shouldn’t be looking up all day at a computer screen. The top of your screen(s) should be at eye level, with your concentration 4-5 inches below eye level, and the screen(s) should ideally be 24-25 inches away from your eyes.

Ensure Your Eyes Stay Healthy

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Without the distractions of the office, you’re likely to gaze at your screen far longer and with fewer breaks than before. Here are some suggestions for eye protection:

  • Artificial tears should be used during the workday because you blink a third less when using a computer.
  • Blue-light-blocking glasses can also be used. These reduce glare and computer light, which can cause strain and disrupt sleep patterns, particularly if you work after sunset.
  • Most importantly, follow the 20/20/20 rule: focus for 20 seconds on something at least 20 feet away for every 20 minutes of work. This provides a brief rest for your eyes.

Surround Yourself with Happiness

You can make your flexible work environment your own, even if it’s small and shared. Bring your favorite colors into your workspace. Gather a few items from the rest of your house to place in or near your desk (a favorite book, pottery, a flower vase).

Include framed photos of family, friends, and pets, as well as photos from a memorable trip or destination you’d like to visit. If you have a vision board, make sure it’s displayed where you can see it.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a dedicated location for remote work, take advantage of it! Choose a color that you like for the room. The cheapest approach to entirely transform a space is to use paint. Make that place all about you, your interests, and your motivations.

Make Time to Declutter

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For those virtual calls, you may maintain the area behind you looking nice, but how about the rest of your workspace?

Some of us have a natural tendency to be neat freaks. However, most of us have hectic work days, which means clutter may quickly accumulate if not kept in check. Disorganization and clutter, according to research, have a cumulative effect on our minds. Our brains prefer order, and clutter can interfere with working memory and even our ability to think properly.

The brain is overstimulated by disorganization and clutter, making it difficult to concentrate. Clutter has also been shown to boost the stress hormone cortisol. You can boost your productivity in your home office by keeping the clutter under control (and a better view).

Optimize Your Organization

We all organize ourselves in different ways. Not only are our job functions linked to how we work, but so are our thoughts.

It’s critical that you identify and customize the best remote working tools for you. A solid planner set up as your personal assistant is an excellent place to start. Additionally, rather than scribbling meeting notes on whatever scrap paper you can find, invest in a few high-quality notebooks and include an index so you can quickly locate the information you require.

Dry-erase or glass boards have proven to be highly useful in the workstations of many people who work from home. Some families have a dedicated board that serves as the family command center, letting everyone know what to expect each day or week.

Working from home arose swiftly and appears to be here to stay for many of us. Take a thorough examination of your work environment. Is there anything you can do to improve or make it more convenient for yourself? Making sure you’re properly set up and adding small personal touches can make it feel like it was built just for you, making your workday more effective and enjoyable.

Making Your Workspace Your Own

Whatever space you are using for remote working, there are things you can do to make the space feel like it’s your own.

  1.     Make sure your space is ergonomic and comfortable.
  2.     Take care of your eyes.
  3.     Surround yourself with things that make you happy and reinforce positive mental health.
  4.     Schedule declutter and organization time every week.
  5.     Organize for the way YOU work.

At Blogging Academy Club, we believe you are an individual. You have your own way to organize and work while building your remote working journey.

Check your work area. Do you love the colors? Are there things in it that upset you or make you anxious? Take control of what you can in your important workspace where you spend so much of your day.

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