If you’re a freelancer or a member of a small company, you know how difficult it can be to work from home. Where you work has a great impact on your productivity, so no matter where you work it’s important to make your space as conducive to productivity as possible. If you work from home, here are a few tips and tricks for improving your home office to increase your productivity.

Lighting

Lighting is one of the easiest and most critical aspects of improving mood and productivity, and yet it’s one that is often overlooked. Poor lighting can cause headaches, fatigue, and irritation, which can make it more difficult for you to focus. Try to use natural light as much as possible in your home office by opening windows and doors. Use lamps to provide sufficient illumination without being overpowering.

Tables and Chairs

If you’re job in heavily reliant on computer work, you may find yourself spending hours seated at a desk. A correctly fitted chair and table are essential to preventing poor posture and back problems that can develop after performing this stationary work over a long period of time. Your chair should be adjusted so that your eyes are 24-36 inches away from your computer screen, with the screen below or at eye-level. If you don’t have any adjustable chair, use cushions to give yourself the height you need to feel comfortable. If you feel comfortable in your workspace, it will be easier for you to be productive on a daily basis.

Working from home comes with its own freedoms, but also its own particular challenges. Try these helpful hacks to improve your productivity while working from home. If you’re having trouble maintaining your productivity working at home, consider a temporary virtual office or co-working space from the Gavin Centre. Our facilities have all the amenities of a traditional office, including conference rooms, whiteboards, projectors, and reception services. For more information about how our co-working spaces can work for you, contact us today at the Gavin Centre.