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5 tips to make working from home pleasant

Here are some tips on how you could set up an office space to make your working from home a pleasant

Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic greatly affected the jobs of many – shaking economies around the world. With the staggering number of COVID-19 cases each day, some companies still chose working from home as they want to protect their employees from catching corona virus.

The new normal

Some UAE residents are still working from home, embracing the ‘new normal’. That being said, many are setting up their own office corner – converting some parts of their house into a functional work-from-home office space.

As an employee working from home, it is very crucial to have the reliable materials to get started. Maintaining one’s productivity while working from home is substantial so here are some tips on how you could set up an office space in your home:

1. Choosing a convenient workspace

It is necessary to select a space that is both convenient and ‘distraction free’ – whether it is in the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, garage, basement, and even balcony.

A workspace doesn’t need to be huge as it should be conducive to your productivity; you need to have a space where you could function efficiently. Nevertheless, if you feel like a certain area makes you comfortable, then might as well turn that into an office space.

2. Durable desk and chair

Whether it is brand new or not, your desk and chair should be comfortable enough for you to avoid slouching and being lethargic.

3. Designing your space

Adding elements to your workspace that is true to your identity won’t hurt nobody. Let your workspace showcase both professionalism and style. Add life to your desk by putting plants, books, empowering quotes canvas and even note boards – putting these won’t just add accent to your workspace but it will also give you a sense of relaxation.

4. An ample lighting

A good lighting, preferably a natural one is a great factor to consider in boosting productivity. You can either locate your desk near the window, or if you prefer to avoid distractions, better you place your desk in one of the room corners with a good ‘Feng Shui’ plus a lamp on top or next to your desk.

5. Reliable internet service

Working from home means communicating through the web so make sure you don’t only have a laptop or a desktop but also a reliable internet service to avoid delays and miscommunication.

Being at home all day can be frustrating. Sitting in front of your computer screen for hours is not good for your health; you should get up and walk around from time to time, and do some stretching.