With many people working from home and all of us at university studying remotely, your study space can make a huge difference in your productivity. I’m here to share why my quarantine study space is the optimal space to ensure your comfort, health, and high GPA and why I haven’t missed studying at university at all.
The best thing is most of the materials I’ve used to set up my home workspace are easily accessible and things you probably already have in your home so you can have an amazing workspace too.
1. I have a height adjustable desk.
Most height adjustable desks can be pretty pricey. However I realised that my legs made a perfect desk for my laptop. I can balance my laptop on my knees and adjust the height of my knees to suit my eye level and reduce neck strain. I can also rest it on my thighs. And it’s completely free!
2. I have a versatile sitting apparatus.
My bed is the perfect piece of furniture for me to work on. The mattress is the right balance between soft and firm to ensure maximum comfort for my backside. The wall is a firm backrest and I can adjust its angle by leaning on pillows (I have four pillows so there are four different options there) and changing their angle to the wall. Never worry about back aches!
I can rest my feet and legs on the bed because I have ample room or I can choose to work with my feet planted on the floor by the side of the bed. I can even work lying down if I choose (and take a power nap for optimal productivity). Talk about versatility!
3. It is proofed for all types of weather
With two blankets specifically designed with different levels of insulation and plenty of space on the workspace to pile a heap of pajamas, this workspace is suitable for four seasons. No need to waste money on air conditioning!
4. There is plenty of storage space.
The duvet covers and pillow cases make great places for me to store my snacks, pens, and papers. I can even keep my stationery organised because I have four pillows.
5. It is easy to transform the decor of the study space to look fresh and new.
All I have to do is change my sheets and blankets and it feels like a brand new workspace. Research has shown that colors can greatly affect your mood. This workspace makes it easy to control the color scheme to make for a more relaxed and inspired you.
6. Blankets have many uses.
I find that eliminating distractions helps me to be more productive. Having a tidy study space also puts me in the zone to work. However, sometimes I’m just too tired or lazy to tidy.
Luckily, I can use my blankets to hide all the mess and make my workspace look good as new.
Blankets also double up as ergonomic wristpads. Protect yourself from RSI, folks!
Finally, when the going gets tough, you can use the blankets to dry up your tears.
I hope that has been enough to convince you that my quarantine workspace is THE workspace you need. It will transform your life.