Setting up my office required a few things. Now that I was working at home, I had to adjust to my work environment. My house always had an office for the times I had to bring some of my work home with me. However, because I avoid bringing home tasks as much as possible, I didn’t put too much thought into how my office looked. It only had a plain table and a chair, which already provided me with everything I needed to work. At the time, I didn’t need a bold workspace with a fancy ergonomic chair since I didn’t even use it often in the first place. Now, though? Now I had to make some renovations to create a space of productivity.
The interior design of a workspace may not seem necessary in improving productivity, but it actually helps make you feel motivated when your environment provides comfort and exhibits organisation. With this in mind, I had to switch out my table and chair with a desk and an actual office chair to impose an office atmosphere. If my office only looked like a part of my house, I’d feel less determined to get work done.
While looking for a chair for my office, I realised that I couldn’t carelessly pick out anything without considering some things.
1. Height And Backrest Adjustable
The height and backrest need to be adjustable. The height of your office chair must be adjustable so that your feet can rest comfortably on the floor and reduce any strain on your back. If you buy a chair that can’t be adjusted, you’ll only feel uncomfortable the entire time since you’ll have to adjust for the chair itself to work properly. An adjustable backrest helps as well so that you can move the seat forward or backwards.
When it comes to the home furniture that we sit on, it is required that we can sit on them without cramping any part of our bodies. Getting a chair with armrests can remove the strain off your shoulders and neck, especially when you will be using a laptop the entire time. As you rest your elbows on the armrests, you’re able to relax the other parts of your arms.
3. Comfortable Material
The quality of a sofa usually depends on how soft the sofa cushions are. This goes for other chairs as well. The chair you choose must be made of material that allows your body to breathe and relax. Working doesn’t mean relaxation, but you still need to feel comfortable while doing so. Fabric chairs are referred to by many, but mesh is known for being highly breathable and easier to maintain.
4. Convex Backrest
With our lower backs shaped concave, an ergonomic chair with a backrest in the shape of a convex can support our backs. We won’t end up slumping and ruining our posture if the chair we pick out perfectly presses against the formation of our spines.
I managed to find a chair that fit the criteria I created, and as soon as I added it to the office, working at home became so much easier.
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