Gorgeous Home Offices and Ergonomic Laptop Stands

Since I started my ergonomic consulting job a couple months ago, I’ve developed a mild obsession with offices! I’ve been spending quite a bit of time searching the Internet for inspiring workspaces, and boy, are there ever a lot of them! I’ve also been on the hunt for great ergonomic equipment, such as laptop stands, standing desks, comfortable keyboards, etc. This is part one of my blog post series on ergonomics and aesthetics! (Unless you count this previous post on ergonomics and aesthetics, which could count as a sort intro!)

Pinterest is a gold mine when it comes to gorgeous office design, décor and organization inspiration! The collages below show only a few of the lovely home offices that I discovered via Pinterest (and pinned to my Workspaces board!):

Pretty Offices - Productively Procrastinating
Indoor PlantOrange LampNatural WoodMarquee Sign

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Pretty Things and Ergonomics: Thoughts on Aesthetics

Hello, dear readers! Happy Friday! According to my notifications, my blog now has 10 followers! It may not seem like much, but it’s a start! Thank you so much to all of you who are here to support my humble blogging beginnings! I also recently reached my 150th follower on Twitter, which I’m very pleased about!

As I mentioned on Wednesday, I just started a new job. I’m an ergonomic consultant for an occupational health and safety company. It’s quite a mouthful, I know! In a nutshell, my job is to adapt a person’s workspace to best fit their needs. I help my clients to obtain the proper posture and prescribe the appropriate equipment to help relieve pain and discomfort. For example, if an office worker is suffering from low back pain, I may recommend a workstation that allows them to alternate between sitting and standing to help relieve the pressure on their lumbar spine. I make observations, take measurements and recommend devices with features that are most suitable for them. An ergonomically adapted workspace increases productivity, comfort and satisfaction and decreases fatigue and risk of injury. All good things! Yeah! Continue reading

How To Productively Procrastinate

Happy Sunday, dear readers! Nowadays, Sunday is probably the only day of the week when it’s acceptable to procrastinate! Historically, in the Western world, Sunday was a day to go to church and to relax and spend time with family, so it makes sense that it’s still most people’s slowest day. Nevertheless, due to the constant pressure by society to be productive, we often find ourselves feeling guilty if we’re not regularly checking things off our to-do list… even on Sundays! All the mixed messages and contradictions contribute to our already unhealthy stress levels! A little bit of time to unplug and recharge is essential to a healthy, balanced life. So go ahead, procrastinate if you like! Take some time off from your work and responsibilities and do something else! Or continue reading this blog, if you’ve got a bit of time! (Much appreciated, by the way!) Continue reading