Much to my surprise and my roommates’ consternation, I have somehow managed to work from home for an entire year. There are a lot of upsides to leading a laissez-faire life of couch-writing. I never have to commute, which is a true blessing, considering how often all the New York City subways experience system wide meltdowns during rush hour. I rarely put on real pants. I can make doctor’s appointments in the middle of the day, or at least I could if I had health insurance that covered a doctor’s appointment.
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Redditor mrrej89 posted this beautiful workspace to the Battlestations subreddit. At first blush, it's simple, almost a little boring, but then you look more closely at the details -- from the lamp to the keyboard to the monitor stand to the bookshelf, it's simple, but all well done and well built.
Most people spend around 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime. When you remove sleep from the equation, that’s way more time then we spend in our home. It really makes you wonder… why on earth would we waste all this time in a poorly set up workspace?
We spoke with Vanessa Auditore, business coach, personal development specialist and Co Founder of Headspace and SuccessHQ about getting the most out of your workspace and why it’s so important to your productivity and wellbeing.
Mark Jordan's workspace is clean, tidy, and actually looks like someone gets work done in it - mostly because Mark is a a PC technician and uses the entire area to the left to repair and maintain client systems. That doesn't mean his primary setup is anything but good-looking though.
It's 2018, you have reams of paper in your home office, a file cabinet with documents at work, and your kid just handed you a new excursion form you have to, for some reason, fax to their teacher. If this doesn't sound like the paperless future you were promised, you're right.
Luckily, you don't need much to get a handle on all those PDFs you have (or are about to create). A scanner, a smartphone and some cloud storage services are all you need to convert the stack of papers on your desk into a paperless wonderland.
Over on the battlestations subreddit, Sarne shared this beautiful setup with a side-by-side computers in a custom desk with an open top and LEDs so you can see the inside. The whole thing is just beautiful.
Redditor jamend loves screen real estate, and so do we. He's rocking four displays in this shot, a 4K display in the center, two 1440p displays on either side, in portrait mode, and a 4K TV just above. Best of all, that's not all the great gear he uses to get stuff done. Here's a full rundown.
As more people turn to freelance work and self-employment, the home office is fast becoming the new norm. Working from home welcomes the luxury of freedom that’s hard to find in a conventional office setting. However, the comfort of your own home may also act as a distraction, so it’s important to design a fully functional workspace that is both stimulating and inspiring, to boost your productivity. Here are five tips on setting up the ideal home office, for maximum comfort, style and efficiency.
Steven Wilke's basement video production and editing studio is wood paneled, all hand-designed and built, and looks fantastic. He pulled that basement space back to the walls to build the workspace of his dreams, and the finished product definitely shows.
Dan, also known as HiTechTLS, shares this corner desk in his tiny apartment that manages to really pack in the gear. Not only does he have six monitors total, there's only one PC powering it all. Here's his setup.
Lainz's setup is unique in a few ways, one of which that he has a pair of speakers mounted to monitor arms just above his displays. Really offers that whole surround sound feel. Beyond that though, the setup has a few more neat surprises in store. Here are some more photos.
It's not often I see triple monitor setups that actually look sharp -- I mean really sharp -- and this one fits the bill. Over at the battlestations subreddit, Evexium shares this workspace, packed with three displays mounted to the wall, and great cable management.
After upgrading my laptop, I spent months feeling bad that I hadn't yet sold the old one. It sat around for months, until one day when a friend was over to work on a writing project. He hadn't brought his computer, so I fired up the spare laptop, whisking away my guilt. That spare computer has now become a dedicated guest computer.