Do’s and Don’ts when Working from Home

It looks like more people are working from home these days due to COVID-19 and we want you to love your space! Having a separate functional workspace in your home can increase your productivity, reduce distractions, and improve your overall happiness regarding your daily work experience. Those who have a good work life balance often feel happier and less stressed. When we are happy, we tend to be more motivated to create better work. Dedicating a space specifically for work is a perfect start!

We have provided some, “Do’s and Don’ts” on breathing new energy into that stuffy overused work area to help us find a balance between our professional and personal lives. Just a simple tweak in our lifestyle can be life changing. Ask your friends!

Comfort Is Key For Productivity

Don’t work on your bed! I’m sure we all know this is horrible for our back and neck even though it can seem comfy. However, being mindful of using a proper chair that prevents slumping and optimizes sitting posture is conducive to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  

Do get a Murphy bed to provide ample room for a desk and turn your room into a multifunctional space. Being able to adjust height and inclination is important. It feels good having a comfortable, stylish, ergonomically designed office chair to show your body the love it needs. This design by Meme Brooks looks elegant and comfortable…I feel more productive already!

Lounge After Work

Don’t work on your sofa! Unless you’re working on a nap!

Do create a beautiful space you want to spend time in. This working from home seems like our new way of life for a while, so get inspired by your new environment. Buy that small desk, incorporate a pop of colour with a modern chair, and add some fresh flowers! Here are a couple tranquil rooms that can provide that working from home bliss.

Kitchen Tables Are For Eating

Don’t work at your kitchen table! Eat there! Whether you’re on your own or with friends and family, just a little effort to decluttering common areas can also lift your mood and energy for the day.

Do have separate areas to work, eat, and sleep. Creating a work life separation in your home can help you feel like you are not working all the time. As well as shape a more positive state of mind when entering your kitchen that doesn’t remind you of your hectic day. Then you can focus on relaxing in your kitchen with a nice glass of wine, I’m thinking a Pinot Noir.

Brighten Up Your Workday

Don’t work in a dark dingy room! This will effect your energy level throughout the day, as well as ease the strain on your eyes.

Do paint your walls a fresh inspiring colour. Upgrade the lighting in your home office with state-of-the-art LED Technology with minimum flair. These bulbs last longer and are more energy efficient. We also recommend rearranging some furniture to refresh your thinking and inspire your creativity. Set up shop near a window for as much natural light as possible. Have fun with it! You spend a lot of time there!

Get Your Steps In

Don’t keep your coffee maker and beer fridge in your home office! Yes, we can spare a minute to leave the room.

Do use this as an opportunity to stretch those legs and walk to the kitchen. Every little bit counts! Maybe even walk to your neighbourhood coffee shop and enjoy a few minutes of fresh air. This will organically rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

Invest In The Right Furniture

Don’t sit in one place all day! Mix up those sit bones.

Do try using a standing desk for part of the day or sitting on a yoga ball to work those core muscles for short bouts. Gift yourself a side chair with a footstool to stretch your legs out and offer a different view. We recommend the lazy Lauren which is comfortable and stylish with a soft leather back. It is definitely a multifunctional piece of furniture must have!

Home improvements can feel empowering to DIY, whether you have some great ideas of your own or you found some online. However, if you need a little help with your vision, reach out to experts that are here to help you. Meme Brooks has been in the interior design industry for over 15 years and has assisted many in making their dreams a reality. Check out Meme’s Design Gallery for more inspiration. #memebrooksdesign, #covidhobbies, #furnituregoals, #interiordesign, #livingthedream, #healthylifestyle.

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