More people are working from home than ever before, and let’s face it: working remotely is here to stay for the foreseeable future. While it may be far off from what you’re used to, there are still plenty of ways you can utilize technology and create a workspace that works as hard as you do.
Cut the Cord
If you’re not already, reap the benefits of cordless gadgets and experience technological freedom. Keyboard, mouse, router, you name it. Being able to keep a clean workspace without having to fuss with cords is a game-changer. Not only is it one less cord to tangle, but you can also be able to change positions with ease, without worrying about being too far from the computer or mold to an awkward angle.
When it comes to working from home, the last thing you want to have to worry about is getting up to change the thermostat anytime you start to feel uncomfortable. It’s an annoying distraction and can also become a major waste of energy. Having smart sensors around your home that connect to your thermostat can help you track and control various things throughout, such as temperature, which you can easily adjust if you’re too hot or too cold by simply opening an app from your phone. You’ll no longer have to get up from your desk and manually change it throughout the day, and you can get a better idea of what temperatures help you feel the most comfortable. Accidentally leave a light on? Light sensors are a terrific way to take control of your home’s energy usage. Particularly now that you’re working from home more, it’s nice to have one less thing to worry about.
Up Your Monitor Game
If you find yourself bouncing back and forth between numerous browser windows and tabs, it might be time to try a widescreen computer monitor. With typical dual-screen monitors, you still have to deal with a pesky gap in between and sometimes even a lag as you drag your windows across each screen. With a widescreen monitor, you’re able to have all your windows and applications right in front of you for a seamless digital work experience.
Elevate Your Workspace
Not only is sitting for large chunks of the day bad for you physically, but it can also cause damage to your mood and productivity too. Switching to a standing desk comes with a whole host of benefits. You’re likely to burn more calories and see an increase in productivity. And while sitting for a prolonged period keeps your muscles cramped and tight, standing can help ease that dreadful office-chair back pain, too.
Lift Your Laptop
Not looking to make quite the commitment of a standing desk? Start small with a laptop stand to keep your “tech neck” at bay. They’re not just good for you—they’re good for your laptop because they can keep it from overheating. Particularly when working from home, it can be easy to fall into the trap of a sedentary lifestyle, so doing what you can do undo the damage of sitting can go a long way.