Follow our simple step-by-step guide to transforming your home office into a calming oasis.
Working from home has become "the new normal" during the COVID-19 crisis. During the pandemic's peak, 40% of Canadians worked from home, 25% of businesses said that they are likely to offer work from home as an option for their workforce, and 14% of businesses said they would make work from home a norm.
Working from home has its pros and cons. On the one hand, it allows you to spend more time with your family. However, it can also strain your body and mind, especially if you don't have a proper home office.
When your home is your office, you need to create an environment conducive to work. In this post, we'll show you how to convert your home office into a calming oasis where you can work comfortably and feel your best. Let's get started!
How to Transform Your Home Office Into a Calming Oasis
The following work from home products and tips can be used to transform your home office. These are simple tips that can help make your home office a great place to work.
1. Separate your office from your home
Having a separate space from the rest of your home gives you the feel of an office. Try to make a work schedule and spend that time in your office. Make sure you tell your family members not to disturb you during work. Even if it is a corner of your living room, a separate space helps you create the oasis that can help you make working from home a pleasure.
2. Create an ambient environment
Creating an ambient environment in your workspace will set the mood for you to unleash your creative abilities and skills. You can make this kind of environment by using certain work from home products that bring nature inside your workspace. Apart from keeping a plant, there are other interesting ideas you can try.
For instance, you can get a small fountain for your workspace. There is nothing like listening to the soft sound of water falling to make you feel comfortable. A beautiful mini-fountain can inspire you to work effectively. The Relaxus Pagoda Garden Indoor Water Fountain is a calming and beautiful accessory for your office. Another option to consider is the Relaxus Mini Baskets Indoor Water Fountain, a small fountain you can keep on your desk.
Additionally, you can install a humidifier in your workspace. The HoMedics TotalComfort Humidifier Plus is a useful product that releases a fine mist to keep your workspace hydrated and fresh. This is especially helpful for those who have allergies as the warm mist can kill most bacteria too.
3. Have a comfortable and ergonomic chair
One of the most important requirements for a home office is a comfortable chair. After all, you will spend most of your workday sitting in it. The chair must be ergonomic, fitting your body perfectly. Likewise, it should provide proper support for your spine and neck, thereby preventing back and neck pain.
4. Enhance your mood with aromatherapy
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils and scents to create a fragrant smell. These oils can uplift your mood and inspire you to work when you feel low. Before selecting the right essential oil for you, you will need a way to disperse the fragrant aroma in your workspace. The Relaxus Himalayan Salt Diffuser uses ultrasonic technology through a beautiful lamp that features a warm glow.
You can now choose from Relaxus Aromatherapy Singles various aromatic oils like basil, geranium, frankincense, peppermint, and tea tree. Simply add a few drops of these oils to the diffuser to create a fragrant smell.
5. Keep your office clean and organized
A clean office sets the right mood to work. Excess clutter can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. For this reason, it's a good idea to clean and organize your workspace regularly. By doing so, you'll find it easier to be productive while working.
6. Take care of your health
Working for long hours at a stretch can make your back muscles stiff. Thankfully, some wellness products can help. These products include:
- Relaxus Thermo Shiatsu Massage Cushion that offers back support and uses infrared heat to provide relief from back pain
- Ortho Active Posture Back Support has a brace that helps you maintain the right posture while working, which can reduce back pain
- FitterFirstDuraBall Pro Exercise Ball can be used to exercise during a break so that you can get your blood flowing and move your muscles
Working from home doesn't need to be a stressful disaster. Instead, you can utilize work from home products to create a tranquil oasis that inspires feelings of happiness and clarity.
We hope you found this quick guide helpful! Don't forget to leave a comment below letting us know which tip you will try first.
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