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The standing desk, and other tips for the home office

Being sat hunched over at the dining room table is something we all want to avoid as we continue to work from home. No matter the space available, your health shouldn’t have to suffer. Companies such as Vari cater for compact living, offering solutions to help take your workspace to new heights. Here are some useful tips for home office working.

Create a dedicated work space

Avoid the temptation to grab your laptop and crawl back under the covers because it can adversely affect your ability to sleep. Ensure you have a dedicated work space clear of any personal clutter that could prove a distraction.

Work hours and expectations

Choose specific work hours that you’ll stick to, ensuring family, friends, and co-workers are all aware of the time most convenient to you for either work commitments or family engagements. Setting limits will also help you be more focused as you know exactly what to work towards. Remember to take breaks as you would at an office, but don’t spend extended periods of time doing housework or giving in to distractions.

Get dressed

Working in your pyjamas isn’t ideal for productivity levels. But while there is no need to don your office attire changing out of what you woke up in will help fight lethargy.

Give yourself light

Home work spaces that are too dim can cause eye strain, while too much artificial light can cause sleepiness. If possible we recommend at least two points of light (ideally one of these points should be natural light). As studies suggesting working in natural light ensures a happier and more productive commitment.

Stay organized

To fully enjoy your downtime, stay organised because leaving your office area messy creates an unwelcome reminder of what needs to get done. Use trays in drawers or file things away in cabinets to put papers and unfinished business out of sight. That way, you won’t be as likely to think about it when you’re trying to relax.

Stand up

As research suggests the height adjustable desktop converter from Vari helps not only your posture, but demonstrates an increase in productivity and health too. The Pro Plus 30 sits comfortably on top of your existing desk straight out the box. Featuring a heavy weighted base for trusted stability at any of the 11 different height settings available, the VariDesk rowing lift and spring-assisted lift takes the weight so you don’t have to. It’s two-tier design provides limitless ways of working so you can separate your monitor from the second tier, ideal for all your computer accessories, such as tablet, keyboard and mouse. 
The VariDesk Pro Plus 30 is available to buy online for £275.00 from Vari.

Don’t underestimate the sublime capabilities of the Laptop 30, which lets you reap the rewards of a height-adjustable desk in even the tightest of spaces. Designed for those who work exclusively on a laptop or have limited workspace, mobile minimalists will appreciate how it provides the same sturdy, height adjustable desktop in a slim, space saving design. The laptop riser simply pops up and folds down in a matter of seconds to take you from sitting to standing. 
The Laptop 30 is available to buy online for £150.00 from Vari.

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