Did you know that Windows can support up to 10 additional external monitors?
When you decide on options for your computer setup, the possibilities are endless. With a bit of tinkering, you can make a better workspace that gives you optimal work productivity and comfort. And in a world where working from home is becoming the norm, people can no longer afford to have a substandard work setup.
Some people may wonder if they should get a standing desk or a comfy chair. They wonder if they should go for minimalism or practicality.
In this guide, we aim to answer all your questions. Keep reading on how to make your home office the best it can be.
Minimize Distractions and Focus on Your Most Important Tools
Raise your hand if this is you: you set your phone on the table and check it for notifications nonstop throughout the day. Or, you have a pair of nail clippers that you use when you’re bored or procrastinating. Whether it’s social media or a little action figurine, these all serve as distractions that detract from your performance.
Remove as many distractions as you can. Limit your desk decorations as well as the decorations around your desk.
Keep the office supplies that you need most frequently at hand and remove all else. If you might eventually need them, then store them out of sight in keyboard trays, for example.
Maximize Your Computer Setup for Your Line of Work
Sometimes, a laptop can be infuriating to work on. It’s a tiny screen attached to a tiny keyboard and forces you to connect peripherals to a USB hub. So the first order of business is to consider if a desktop computer would better serve you.
Next, only get as many monitors as you really need. Most people are fine with one, but definitely get a second if you frequently switch between more than three applications.
Maximize Your Digital Desktop
It’s not just about your physical setup. The home office is just as much the sort of apps you have running and their configuration.
For starters, disable any notifications that you don’t need. Remove any apps that you don’t use on a daily basis from the taskbar. Delete any bookmarks you don’t use regularly, and limit the number of start-up programs.
Learn how to use focus and do not disturb modes. Adapt your email client to only send notifications for high-priority mail, and put the rest in the other inbox. Turn off all those distracting system noises if you can, or at least limit their volume.
Make a Better Home Office Today
Your computer setup is the backbone when you begin to work from home. Reduce the distractions on and around your desk as much as you possibly can, and focus on the utility of your space. Get extra monitors only if you really need them and don’t neglect your digital workspace.