5 Productivity Boosting Colors And Design Ideas For Your Home Office in Cincinnati, OH
The rate at which people have transitioned to working in home offices has gone up quite a bit in the last year, which is understandable when you consider the circumstances that brought it about and continue to do so.
Whether your remote working situation is just going to be something that will be temporary or if you're going to be in it for the long haul, it's useful to have a good home office space in which you will be able to get things done.
With that in mind, here are five productivity-boosting colors and design ideas for your home office in Cincinnati, OH.
1. Sitting / Standing Desk
Study after study has shown that spending too much time in the sitting position is just bad for us in terms of our physical well-being.
Using a standing desk, on the other hand, can be beneficial both in terms of physical fitness (standing is better than sitting as far as the energy expended, which relates to weight gain/loss) as well as mood.
Yet for some, it is a bit of a burden to spend too much time just standing at their desk -- so these desks make for a good compromise in that they can be used as both standing and sitting desks depending on your want or need at the time.
2. Set Up Your Desk Near A Window
A problem that a lot of people have when they're working remotely is access to light -- not just any kind of light, mind you -- but natural sunlight.
Spending too much time in only artificial light can be detrimental to your health -- and not getting enough sunlight can similarly be less than good.
Setting up your desk near a window will not only allow you to have access to a good source of light, but it will also give you a view of the outside world and some fresh air as well.
It's nice to periodically be reminded that there is an entire world outside of your office work.
3. Keep Your Printer Out Of Reach
Though your first inclination may be to put the printer in an area where you can easily access what you print, you should actually put it in a place where you have to get up and walk at least a few steps just to reach it.
The reason you should consider doing this is twofold: first, it is good to be able to get out of your chair (if you aren't in a standing desk situation) just for the purpose of getting out of your chair on occasion.
Secondly, it's good to have a reason to look away from your screen -- it's not good to look at a screen for long periods of time without interruption.
Red is a color associated with energy, and which is also related to a feeling of urgency.
When you're working in your home office, having both a sense of urgency (to a certain extent) and an abundance of energy is a good thing.
Of course, enveloping yourself in red is probably too much red and might overwhelm you so you should try to limit the amount of red you have in your home office.
Lastly, consider the cool and peaceful effects that the color blue can have on your home office.
It can serve almost as the contrast to red, serving up a feeling of peace while at the same time boosting productivity.
Some people might even consider using both colors in their office to have a nice balance of peace and energy.
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