“Home office” has become a popular and widely used notion over the past two years. While we know that “home” means you can do your job dressed in sweatpants and a tee, without ever having to leave your home, you also need to remember the other part of the phrase: home OFFICE. So... what?
It is absolutely necessary to separate a space where you can focus on your work, especially if you want to maintain a healthy work-life balance. You don’t have to assign a separate room to arrange your home office, though. The key thing is that you should come to associate a specific place with intellectual effort. Once you do, you will find it easier to focus when you have to, and chill out somewhere else when you decide to have a break. The rest is getting into relevant habits, such as defining your working hours in advance, reducing the notifications from electronic devices and creating rituals that help you distinguish between a working day and a day off.
When you feel at home, you are comfortable and surrounded by nice, familiar settings. But make no mistake – a couch or a cosy armchair are not the best companions when you need to focus and make an effort. Worse still, making yourself comfy on a sofa with a laptop means your body posture is ever so wrong, which could soon result in chronic backache and fatigue. The armchair you work in must conform to your individual needs. Office armchairs by SOHOS, such as Eggy or Neos, come with various adjustment systems and mesh backrests, which offer support and relieve the spine. When your body has all it needs, your mind can fully focus on the work to do. While you work away, the unique design of these armchairs, complete with various colour options, makes for an aesthetic finish of your interior.
It’s a home office. You’re the boss here when it comes to space arrangement. You need a space that will support you in whatever you do. Sometimes it’s the tiny things that can hinder your effectiveness - the need to switch the cables, look for colourful markers or produce a bulky notebook to check your schedule. If you take a moment to inspect your own moves and habits, you will soon identify the factors that make your life difficult – once you do, it’s usually easy to find a solution. To start with, it’s a good idea to have some organisers, handy diaries or other gadgets that will help you keep your stuff in order and ready at hand.
Don’t forget to leave some space for decorations! When you happen to feel down or are simply tired, it’s nice to look at familiar toys, figurines, flowers or family photos.