Working from home? Get our Edesk electric standing desk!
It isn’t just toilet paper and non-perishables that have been flying off the shelves thanks to Coronavirus.
And that extends to standing desks as well.
It’s no surprise that many office workers who’ve seen these benefits first-hand are looking to bring them home as they try to weather the current global crisis.
Ergomotion still has plenty of electric standing desks in Melbourne
So you’ve gone from store to store and you can’t find any standing desks in stock, no matter where you look.
Fortunately, there’s still one place in Melbourne that’s still fully stocked!
Ergomotion’s Edesk electric standing desks are still in stock and ready to be picked up from our headquarters in Bentleigh East (or delivered if you live further afield, or don’t feel comfortable going out).
And unlike our motiondesk® range, that is custom-made to order, our Edesk is ready to go right now!
We can deliver home office desks fully assembled, minimising the disruption to your routine.
Work from home desks: how to make the most of it
For many Aussies, this will be their first time telecommuting. As such, there’ll no doubt be a period of adjustment.
So it’s your first time working from home for more than a day or two. What can you do to get the most out of your set-up?
1) Set aside a dedicated work area at home
Do you have a spare room that isn’t being used right now? Or a corner which is currently empty?
If so, consider turning this into your work space.
For starters, we may be working from home for the long-run, depending on how long the dust takes to settle.
As such, you’ll want to ensure that your working environment is comfortable.
The other, more important reason? It helps separate your private and work lives:
- A separate room can reduce distractions
- It can increase privacy from noisy kids or pets during meetings
- It helps you keep work and home separate
One of the biggest problems with working from home is that it can lead to you actually working MORE and carrying work stress with you.
You might start to feel like you’re always mentally “on-call”, and don’t get an opportunity to detach yourself.
By assigning one specific area as your work room, you can create a psychological barrier.
2) Keep your routine up
That means don’t turn into a slob!
When working from home, it’s tempting to skip your morning pre-work routine.
It can feel liberating and save you a bunch of time – however, it can also hurt in the long-run!
Human beings are creatures of habit. In many cases, our pre-work routine is an essential part of mentally preparing ourselves for work.
Fail to keep it up, and your output could suffer!
If you want to maintain your performance, we recommend keeping your routine up.
Getting up at a similar time
You might think you can sleep an extra hour and simply make your way to your computer a few minutes before you clock on…
But we can almost guarantee you’ll feel sluggish and tired for the first portion of the day!
Changing out of your pyjamas
Even if it’s more casual than what you’d normally wear to the office, try and get out of your pyjamas.
Doing your hair and grooming yourself
This can also save you in the case of unexpected video conferences!
All of this will help you get ‘in the zone’ and perform at your best.
Once the day is over, you can let down your hair and get back into your trackies – also helping you detach your workday from your private life in the evening.
3) Make sure you’re properly set up
Two of the basic necessities of working at home are a PC and a fast internet connection.
Before you commit to working from home, you’ll need to ensure that both of these important criteria are met!
First thing’s first, you’ll want to make sure you can connect to any kind of server or intranet that your workplace uses.
Next up, ensure that your home PC has all the necessary software installed to do your work. If possible, upload as much of your work to cloud storage before heading home.
As this will be your main method of working from home, it’s crucial that you get it right!
4) Set boundaries
This is related to tip #1 – honestly though, it’s so important, we felt it deserved its own section!
Working at home may cause you to be overworked, especially if you allow yourself to take on extra work (or tell yourself you’ll work a little longer on the couch tonight…)
That’s why you need to set up boundaries between work and your personal life.
Setting up boundaries means knowing when to switch off and maintaining your normal contact hours.
However, it also means knowing not to let personal matters get in the way of work. That means no personal chores between 9am and 5pm.
5) Prioritise your health with an electric standing desk!
We’re all worried about our health at the moment. Many are taking emergency precautions, like wearing a mask in public or doubling our (now fortnightly) grocery shop.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can neglect the other parts of your health!
As we all know, sitting still for 8-9 hours a day dramatically increases your risk of health conditions such as heart disease.
As we’ve mentioned time and again (and which we’re sure you already know, since you’re on our website), standing desks offer a remedy that can:
- Preventing back and neck pain
- Lessen the risk of obesity and weight gain
- Boosts your energy and improve your mood
- Lower blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes
With an electric sit-stand desk, you can freely switch between sitting and standing throughout the day with little more than the push of a button.
Our new Edesk takes this even further, with optional bluetooth control that allows you to set your electric sit-stand desk using an app on your phone!
Stand up for your health in more ways than one with Ergomotion’s electric standing desk!
Looking to buy an electric standing desk in Melbourne? You’re in luck – we still have stock!
With 1500x750mm of desk area as well as 650mm of adjustment and a lifting capacity of 100kg, our Edesk range is the perfect fit for Australian home workers.
Made with quality European motors and frames, as well as high-tech additions, our Edesk is just what you need to ride out the storm in your new home office.
Be sure to move quickly – while we still have stock, it’s selling fast!