When it comes to furnishing homes, purchase decisions often boil down to one thing: is this thing comfy? Of course, there are always the rare purchases that revolve around aesthetics over performance, but for everyday-type items like couches, recliners, or mattresses, they need to feel good or they won’t last long. It makes sense, as why would we want to be anything but our most comfortable, in the place we spend the most time – our home?
Why is it then, at the place we spend the second-most time – work – comfort is often a minor consideration?
For desk workers, the first step to comfort is all about the chair. If you’re stuck in front of a computer for hours at a time, the chair you sit in needs to be supportive, comfortable, and ergonomic. The way it positions your body is important, as is how it “fits” into your desk. If it’s comfortable but you can’t sit close enough to your desk to work comfortably, you’re throwing yourself out of alignment and will be feeling it when you get home.
Atop your desk, you’re likely typing and taping away all day. These small but repetitive movements can stress your arms, elbows, and wrists, particularly if you use a keyboard at a sharp incline. Padded cushions in front of your mouse and keyboard can relieve pressure.
Lastly, your general environment matters as well. Whether you want some photos, a favorite mug, or a little knick-knack, stuff that puts you at ease will keep you focused and better equipped to handle your day’s work.
Article submitted by The Foam Factory, an online source for products to make your days and nights more comfortable. Whether you need a new seat cushion, keyboard pad, or lumbar support, you can find products to improve your daily life.