Comfort is key. Most modern offices now provide large, height-adjustable screens and ergonomic chairs. But when you have to suddenly make do with a laptop on your dining table, issues may start to creep in.
- Make sure you’re comfortable. If you don’t have a designated office space, try to create one. That could be as simple as finding a quiet place in your home or borrowing a separate keyboard and mouse from the office to make sure your wrists are correctly positioned.
- Try not to sit on the couch. As one of the most comfortable seats in the home, a couch may seem the obvious place to work, but with little support and adjustment, you will soon start to ache. Try a dining chair and add cushions for comfort and to raise the height.
- If possible, connect to a monitor. If you don’t have a monitor, many modern TVs can be used as a screen. Whilst this may feel unusual it can not only improve your posture, as smaller ones can be height adjustable, but can also remove a potential distraction.
- Make sure you have the right light. Try to reduce glare by using lamps and blinds to find the right balance for you. Access to natural light will not only help you see and concentrate but also make work a much more pleasant experience, with a good reason to look away from your screen, from time to time.