What makes an ideal workstation for the WFH blogger?

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A collaborative post by Joseph Peake.

In part due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the last few years have seen a huge increase in the number of people either working from home or enjoying hybrid working with some time in the office and some and home.

Either way, working from home brings some clear benefits – no travel time to get into the office, the ability to use your own kitchen for cooking breakfast and lunch, as well as having more freedom to optimise your working set up to your own personal preferences.

One of the benefits of office work is that ideal workstation setups are usually preconfigured, meaning a blogger or copywriter can sit down and get to work as quickly as possible without taking money from their own pocket. But this doesn’t take into account that every copywriter functions best in their own unique ways.

Read on to find out more about how to set up your ideal workstation for perfect WFH blogging.

Prioritise posture in your ideal workstation

If you’re a full-time worker, you could be spending at least eight hours a day sitting at your workstation – and if it’s also where you enjoy entertainment such as movies and games, this could easily go above 10 hours spent in the same spot.

This is why it’s so important to prioritise posture. If you haven’t got an appropriate ideal workstation or desk chair that actively helps support your back and shoulders, you could find yourself experiencing problems in either the long or short term.

Thankfully, this is a widely recognised fact, and there is a whole industry out there dedicated to producing chairs and other sitting arrangements that actively encourage good posture. Options range from your traditional ergonomic desk chairs to unconventional options such as kneeling chairs.

A powerful and efficient PC

In the world of modern working, efficiency is the key. Clients and colleagues alike expect work to be done quickly, and for the result to be an impressed customer who can then be retained for future business.

While there is so much that goes into optimising efficiency, from planning strategies to getting enough sleep the night before, having a fast and capable computer will ensure that it’s never the technology causing issues with your workflow.

Having a PC with adequate power for work may not seem like an issue – but the world of work continues to become ever more resource-intensive for our computers, and business graphics cards such as the AMD Ryzen 5 are providing tangible improvements in running time against standard integrated graphics.

Plenty of natural light

In order to ensure that your mental wellbeing remains strong, having your ideal workstation set up in a mindful position will help to ensure your setup is a place you enjoy sitting.

Natural light has been proven many times to be of benefit to mental health, which in return makes working easier and keeps mood levels high. Placing your desk next to large windows or glass doors will create a nice sunny spot for you to work in.

Is yours an ideal workstation?

Let us know in the comments below what you think is an ideal workstation and what impact it has on your work.

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