Daily life in the home office has many advantages: you can save time, protect your wallet and the environment, parents can take better care of their children, and the freedom to go to the office is great.
However, there are some drawbacks here and there if you work a lot or almost in the home office. In this article we want to introduce you to some tools that can improve your daily life in the home office.
Problem: Excess power in the home office
You probably know it too: You only wanted to drink one cup of coffee and before you know it, you’re already on a third or fourth cup. This can quickly lead to a surge of energy or even a feeling of jitters if you keep working out afterward.
However, this excess energy can also arise when you are stressed or not physically occupied. In order to calm yourself mentally and physically or simply to keep yourself occupied, there are very inexpensive tools that you can also use at work.
Tool #1: Balance Boards – Distraction and Exercise in One
A balance board is a board under which a plastic or cork ball is placed to balance on. Some designs are round with a soft rubber ball in the middle, and others use only round wooden planks. You stand on it and try to keep your balance.
This should strengthen the legs, feet and torso as well as train a sense of balance. Perfect for eliminating some extra energy when working at a high table. But this board can also be useful for people who do not have a bar table, for example at a meeting, when exchanging ideas or in the idle phase. The smaller the balance roll, the easier it is to maintain your balance. For a pure physical distraction, a small turn should suffice.
Tool #2: Anti-stress games
Admittedly quite, but use like this
Kids Games It may have been underestimated. A stress ball, spinner, or even a stress ring can work wonders, especially when it comes to distracting yourself. Especially in the home office, when you have a lot to do, kids get distracted and noises from outside disturb your focus.
Anti-stress toys not only keep hands busy, but often provide inner satisfaction, like peeling a chip off a brand-new gadget – pretty! This is very reassuring and with so few Euros incurred you can’t do anything wrong. You may be surprised by the effect.
Tool #3: Padding – No Pain = Less Frustration
Sometimes the little things can make a big difference. Sitting uncomfortable in the home office can be distracting, cause pain, and, at worst, even harm your health. After all, not everyone has a high-quality office chair with good upholstery in their office.
If you are not satisfied with your sitting and at the same time do not have the big money to get a really good chair, a good seat cushion can be the perfect solution for you.
Seat cushions not only soften the surface you’re sitting on, they also correct your posture – at least if the quality of the cushion is right. It’s best to get an orthopedic seat cushion, as a small pillow on the sofa at home can do more harm to posture than help.
If you prefer a completely new chair, take a look at the following article. As our expert Nils showed a great deal of stamina and tested the best gaming chair he’s ever sat on:
This new gaming chair from Germany is the best chair I’ve sat on so far
What other tips do you have for staying on task in your home office? Do you even need that? Or do you have an unbreakable focus anyway? Write it to us in the comments!
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