If you’re having trouble staying focused at work, your workspace might be to blame. Sitting at the same old, boring desk, or workspace can feel drab. If you need something to help inspire your creativity and boost your motivation, there are multiple things you can do to make your workplace more comfortable and productive.
Check out a few of our recommended workplace additions below!
Products to Make Your Workspace More Comfortable
Sitting at a desk all day can cause your body to hurt all over – your neck, your back, and even your bum.
Having a comfortable chair to sit in while you do your work is not overrated. It’s one of the most important things you can invest in. It can help with your posture, and it can help to keep you comfortable. This means you’ll be able to stay focused on your work – and not your body aches.
Depending on your chair, there are different seat cushion types that you can get, but I’m a fan of this ergonomic seat cushion – which not only fixes your posture, it also increases blood flow and helps with lower back pain.
A monitor stand can elevate your screen so that you’re not looking down – you’re looking straight ahead. You can pick a comfortable height to raise your monitor to – and will help lessen back pain, relax your shoulders, and ease neck tension. No more strain.
There are monitor stands of all sizes and styles so that you can find one perfect for your desk. This one, in particular, even has a shelf underneath where you could store books, papers, or even your keyboard. It also features 4 USB hub ports so you can plug in all your essentials. And let’s face it, we all need more USB hub ports.
Did you know that wrist pain from being on the computer for extended periods of time can cause fatigue? If you’re feeling this, along with discomfort or soreness in your fingers or wrist, it may be time to invest in a mouse pad with a built-in wrist support rest.
Essential oils are known to help with many things like fatigue, nausea, stress and anxiety, sleep troubles, etc. An essential oil diffuser helps to turn the oils into steam that fills the room with different aromas of your choice.
You can look into which oils help with whatever you are feeling or struggling with – and then you just place droplets into the diffuser – that’s it! For me, I mix a few different oils at a time to help with stress and keep me awake during the day. Finding the right oil or mix of oils can do a world of wonders!
Himalayan salt lamps are lamps that are actually made from a chunk of Himalayan salt. They give off a warm glow and are said to help decrease stress levels and bring a sense of calmness while also improving air quality, boosting your mood, and even helping you sleep – or just relax.
There’s no science to back this data up, but many – including myself – have noticed a difference. Even if you don’t buy into the claims, just the ambiance these lamps bring to an area can be beneficial and help make your workspace more comfortable.
Most of us spend the majority of our day staring at a screen. If this includes you, you might want to look into a pair of blue light glasses.
The blue light that comes from TVs, computers, phones or any other screen can strain your eyes and cause longterm damage. These glasses block that light and help with eye fatigue, reduce headaches, and help you to sleep better. Whether your vision is perfect or not, these can help to protect your eyes and improve the overall quality of life.
If you’re working from home and sitting with your laptop on the couch, you’re probably used to neck pain. But there is something that can help.
A lap desk can turn your couch into a workspace that not only makes you more comfortable – but also more productive. There are a variety of styles you can choose from – some are raised high, some have drawers, and others are built to the shape of your lap. You just have to find which works best for you and which is most comfortable.
As much time as you spend in your workspace, it should be somewhere that you feel most comfortable. We hope these products will help!
What other products do you use to make your office better? Let us know in the comments below.
Alyson Pittman is a contributing writer for WBD and a JR marketing associate for Excite Creative Studios, an Atlanta-based creative agency.
Alyson graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She was in multiple organizations at KSU where she held leadership positions. As a part of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Alyson held the Social Coordinator position and planned/promoted large events.