Because of the pandemic, many of us are working from home these days. While that has been somewhat comforting, slumping into my sofa to work on the laptop has caused discomfort, to say the least. It’s not a huge complaint, especially considering the challenges that essential workers face every day, but it’s challenging.
Lack of back support, tilting my head forward and hunching my shoulders (sound familiar?) are signs I’m not using ergonomic seating. It’s time to bring in some supporting characters (decor-wise) to keep me well-positioned for a healthier work experience at home. These smartly designed furnishings might be just what we work-at-homers need to improve posture and increase comfort.
Good posture (and lots of coffee) is a helpful tool in being productive. A friend suggested sitting on a balance ball chair as a great way to exercise the core muscles and force good posture. I think the novelty would be short-lived in my house, plus, I don’t want my home looking like a gym. I’d rather invest in a quality designed chair that can function as a desk chair and double as an attractive side chair elsewhere. A few traits to look for (other than style): armrests at the same level as your keyboard; good back support; a tall enough back to lean the lower shoulders against.