When it comes to working from home, different people do it for different reasons. Some people work from home because they have children that they want to stay with. Some people work from home due to illness. And, some people simply do it because it’s the green thing to do these days.
By working from home you no longer need to make that commute back and forth to work, which means your vehicle is putting less pollutants into the air. But you should also be doing things in your own home office that are helping you be more green as well.
Picking The Right Desk
Start your more earth, and body, friendly home office by picking the right desk for the job. Start with opting for a healthier and more sustainable make of desk, like a bamboo desk. Bamboo is a natural and sustainable plant, and it is used in the making of many lasting items, even socks.
You may also want to consider a more ergonomic style of desk, to help with your health and posture. There are many options, which include getting a stand up desk.
Finding The Right Seating
Just as important as the desk you pick for your home office, you also want to have the right kind of chair. You want something that is comfortable, but not too comfortable. You also want to invest in a chair that give you the back support you need, and promotes good posture.
You may even want to consider something even more alternative than an ergonomic desk chair. You might want to, at least sometimes, use an exercise ball for your desk chair. It not only promotes good posture, but it helps you gain more balance and build your core muscles.
Friendly Decor For Motivation And Relaxation
The decor you choose for your home office can help make it a more healthy and spiritual atmosphere for you. You want it to be a room in which you get stuff done, but you also want to promote some form of relaxation so that you don’t start to feel stressed and burned out.
Have some plants in your office, and maybe even a small fish tank. Both are healthy and peaceful. Consider having a small sand filled Zen garden to promote peace when stress starts to set in. Also, pick a good color for your office, something not too shocking, like bright yellow, but something less relaxing than blue.
Opting For Greener Electronics
Last, but not least, look for Energy Star equipment for your office. They don’t just put their stamps on refrigerators. You can get Energy Star computers, printers, and more.
Unplug your office equipment when it’s not in use, or doesn’t need to be charged, to help cut down on your electric bill as well!