Mondays! You don’t like them but have to deal with them anyway. But do you know what else contributes to Monday blues? A boring home office setup.
A dull office ambiance can suck up your energy and make you feel demotivated. It’s also quite unprofessional and boring to work in an unorganized office setup. Soon you may end up losing interest and feel distracted.
Thankfully, you can prevent such scenarios by making little adjustments to the office space. Here are some ways to do so:
Adding plants to your home office can generate a relaxing atmosphere. They can increase your work productivity and make you happy (despite all the office struggles!).
In fact, plants may enhance the air quality and stabilize the humidity. If your office space is in a dense area, greens can work as a breather.
Some indoor plants do not require excessive maintenance. Cacti and ZZ plants, for example, can survive in both sun-prone or dark cubicles. You can also try golden pothos or any other succulents for your office desk.
What else? Being around plants can increase your focus and reduce stress levels! So, next time you get an urgent work deadline, you know what is going to take you through.
#2 Wall Arts
With this never-ending pandemic, you don’t know how long it may take for conventional work-life to resume. So, instead of a clumsy office setup, furnish it with soothing artworks.
Wall arts make your home office classy. It also adds peace and tranquility to the same. You can try multiple varieties of wall arts for your office, including Mandalas.
Besides drawing/coloring Mandalas, looking at them can create an equal sense of calm and well-being. It can increase your focus and help you express your ingenious side.
If not mandalas, you can try artwork with motivating lines. For example, look at the wall art below. The words by Hercule Poirot are a nudge to think a little more than what you do!
If you place this artwork inside your office, it will inspire you to embrace your inner- creativity. Whenever you look at the wall art, it will encourage you to use those grey cells (a little more!).
Alternatively, if a family member motivates you, get their photo print for your office wall. Every time you look at their picture, it will inspire you to work hard. You can also add a gallery of wall arts or photo prints!
#3 Ideal Office Desk Setup
Office desk is the necessity of any home office, and that’s why it should be comfortable. Invest in a well-proportioned desk and chairs, so that it does not affect your neck. Also, the height of the dining chair should be ideal for your legs to accommodate freely on the ground.
The chair seatings should be comfortable. It should help you to maintain a good posture while working. Nobody wants their working-Monday to ruin from a backache, after all!
Make sure that your desks have enough drawer space to fit things inside. That way, it will prevent files and papers from cluttering. Also, place a pen stand on your desk to store all your stationery.
If possible, place a lamp on the desk for your lighting needs. Nowadays, desk lamps are available with brightness and color settings.
You can adjust it as per your need. Desk lamps can also prevent eye strain from long working hours.
Monday calls for a dose of dopamine, and string lights provide the same! Not only do they make you happy, but they also increase your awareness. It helps you to stay conscious of your decisions while dealing with clients.
To glam up your office space, place a few delicate string light strands throughout the room boundaries. Make sure to select a blend of warm and bright lights.
They are easy to maintain and low in cost, so don’t worry about the electricity bill. You can wrap them around objects like wall arts or mirrors for an aesthetic feel.
Imagine having piled-up work and a cluttered office room. Big turn off! While you cannot decorate the printers or laptops, you can surely organize them.
Ensure that all the equipment is placed near the power supply. That way, you won’t have messed up cords all over the room.It will also prevent you from tripping down.
Place a dustbin near your desk to discard all the unwanted papers (or wrappers from snacking!).
These were some of the finest ways to furnish your home office. If you adjust things, as per the list, Monday motivation is guaranteed.
Additionally, you can make it more unique by adding other accessories, rugs, and feng-shuis. If not all, an office with attractive wall arts is enough to revamp your desk!
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
Advice On Extending The Life Of Your Memory Foam Bed
The ultra-absorbent polyurethane foam used to produce memory foam mattresses sometimes referred to as “synthetic viscoelastic foam,” provides pliable support that makes lying on one feel like lying on a cloud. Given that NASA developed memory foam for space shuttles, that is logical. Customers have gushed about the wonderful comfort these beds offer since memory foam entered the mattress market.
Maintaining the quality of the best memory foam mattresses you have purchased became essential over time. At the end of this post, you will grasp the tips on how to maintain the comfort and durability of your memory foam mattress. read in advance;
1. Ensure Your Mattress Is Safe
Innovative mattress protectors. A mattress protector should fit snugly, like a fitted sheet, to prevent spills and stains. Encasement protectors, which cover all six sides and have a zipper, are also available (including the bottom). Sleepers with allergies or bedbugs can utilize the best mattress encasement protectors. Whether you eat in bed or not, a mattress cover is vital to protect your mattress from bodily fluids, skin flakes, spilled food, and drinks.
2. Lay A Firm Foundation
Having a base isn’t required for a memory foam mattress to operate well, but it will raise your bed to the right height. If you use memory foam mattresses, your base must be solid, level, and gap-free. Slats on a slatted base should be no more than 2.75 inches apart to prevent uneven mattress wear. If the slats are too far apart, you’ll need to buy extra or use a plywood board.
3. Prevent Pets And Children From Jumping
This counsel is direct. Pets who roam freely and lie on the bed stimulate the spread of germs, insects, and bacteria where you sleep. The perfect situation is when you meet a nice and cuddly bedmate. The worst-case situation is parasite eggs nearby about to hatch. It’s encouraged to ban youngsters under 8 from jumping on beds. Bouncing on the bed is not only hazardous, but it also damages the mattress. The memory foam is overworked by the quick up-and-down movements, which don’t prolong its life.
4. Rotate Your Mattress Regularly
It’s common if you’ve heard of this advice, but have you ever put it to use? Rotate your memory foam mattress 180 degrees every season, starting right away. This method is based on the idea that sleeping in the same spot on the mattress every night could be uncomfortable and lead to a concentration of wear and tear in that area. It should be noted that certain high-end made in the USA mattress producers make mattresses that don’t need to be turned.
5. Make Your Mattress Clean
Your memory foam mattress may be protected against sweat, dust mites, and other allergies by vacuuming it at least twice a year. Start by sprinkling baking soda on your stripped mattress since the longer it remains there, the better. A few drops of essential oil are an optional addition. At some point, take out the vacuum and completely remove the baking soda using the upholstery attachment. The tufts, seams, and areas between the mattress and foundation are known to be dust mite havens.
6. Do Not Make Your Bed
You did indeed read that correctly. While it might appear illegal to put off making your bed, it is not recommended. Delaying making the bed gives your memory foam mattress and linens time to breathe, giving any moisture that may have accumulated throughout the night a chance to evaporate.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.