It is estimated that the average working human being spends at least 5 hours either in front of a computer screen or in some form of digital environment. All this time spent in one place can be rather dangerous for your health if it is not managed properly. In such a confined environment, maintaining orderliness can be difficult and, in addition, things can get pretty boring really fast leading to lower overall productivity. Not to mention the fact that finding the things you want when you want them can also be difficult if you are working within a confined space. This ergonomic guide, if properly followed, can help you better utilize your workspace and make it friendlier. At the end of the day you will find that you not only enjoy working at your desk better but that you are also more productive than you were before. Below are some of the main things to take into consideration when planning and arranging your daily workspace covering all the most essential things to have within your work environment.
- Water- have some water standing by in a glass or bottle and drink from it at regular intervals in order to keep your body hydrated and your mind at peak performance throughout the day.
- Mug warmer- you probably won’t drink everything in your mug in one go so a mug warmer can keep your drink warm and tasty as you drink it slowly while you work.
- Coasters- you do not want to spill drinks all over your keyboard and notes and coasters are the best way to prevent such spills and keep your desk looking neat and tidy while you work.
- Cleaning putty- desks and keyboards are quite good at picking up dust and dirt but you can take care of the problem by having some cleaning putty close by and using it to clean your work surfaces.
- To do list- the best way to increase productivity is by knowing what you need to be doing at every moment of the day. Having a to-do list is the best way to get things done and you can either have a digital one on your computer or write it down on paper.
- Cord organizer- all those cords lying around on your desktop just make things look shabbier and complicate everything so you should get a cord organizer to make sure every cord is neatly secured where it should be.
- Hand sanitizer and hand cream- keep your hands clean as you touch many things while you work by sanitizing them regularly. A hand cream can also help relax your hands especially if you do a lot of typing during the day.
- Stress balls and stress relievers- there are times when you feel stressed at work or have too much on your mind and having a stress ball with you can help deal with such situations much better.
- The right mouse and the right keyboard- these are probably the most important items on any ergonomic guide since they are the ones you will use the most. It is important that you research extensively and find the right ones based on the purpose for which you will be using them.