Making Remote Work Comfortable



COVID was, and still is, a burden on the planet, but it did make remote work more possible. This has made working more accessible for those who can’t leave to commute to an office, and more flexible for parents who have to look after children.

For many people, working remotely has been business as usual for years. 

But that doesn’t mean that they can’t benefit from ideas of how to make remote working more comfortable. You see, it’s not particularly easy to divide your work life and your home life, especially when two things collide in the same place.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make remote work much more comfortable for yourself.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can make remote work a much more comfortable venture.

Man in White Shirt
Man in White Shirt
  • Make sure that you don’t work where you sleep. It’s so nice to be able to pull your laptop onto your lap when you’re in bed, but you should always separate your sleep and workspaces. When you do this, you ensure that your bed is something that you do not attribute to work. It also allows you to sit comfortably because you’re sitting there with your back slumped against the bed and that’s going to ache after some time.
  • Vary your remote working space. It’s very easy to want to sit in your home every day and work, especially if the kids are at school, but you should get out of the house a little bit. You can log into a VPN on public wifi and get out of the house. You could sit in your favorite cafe and buy coffees and pastries all day long while you work, because as long as you have a VPN and you’re going to be able to keep your data and information protected.
  • Use the right apps to stay connected. Sometimes it can feel quite isolating to be out of the office and working from home, but you can avoid that by making sure that you are using apps and tools to stay connected to people. Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and more are other tools for text chat, group calls and video conferencing. Not everybody likes or enjoys the cameras on meeting, but you’ll find it. Easier to feel like you’re part of a team if you are occasionally logging in together.
  • Make sure that you are keeping up with your own schedule. A good way to keep yourself comfortable when you’re working remotely is to make a point of being comfortable, and keeping lists will help you to stay organized. Reducing your stress is important when you work from home, especially because often you’ll look around the mess of your house and feel like you need to be doing more.
  • Use ergonomic desks and chairs. Just because you’re not in an actual office anymore doesn’t mean you can’t set up your own Home Office. Using ergonomics. You can make sure that you are sitting comfortably in desks and chairs at the right height with the right support.
by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.