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Back to School: Here's how to create a healthy home office environment

After a well-deserved summer break, we have to face the fact that the first day of school is just around the corner. Time to swap your sunny summer thriller at the beach for your laptop in the home office. Are you experiencing the post-holiday blues? Don't worry, with these tips your home office will be at least as pleasant 😉 .


1. Get a study buddy

Indoor air quality can have a major impact on our cognitive functions, according to research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For example, the amount of particulate matter (PM2.5) typically present in our indoor environment can be linked to decreased concentration and productivity. An air purifier with HEPA filter removes these fine dust particles and other sources of pollution from the air and provides clean air in your study or office. So go for a clever study buddy like Bright, which applies its mathematical calculations to your air quality like a real genius. Or Sphere, which thanks to its compact size is the perfect +1 on your desk.


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2. Keep your cool

Did you know that tropical temperatures have a negative effect on our ability to concentrate? Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tested the reaction time and memory of students in dorm rooms with and without air conditioning. What did they find? Students who did not have air conditioning not only reacted 13.4 percent slower, but also scored 13.3 percent lower.

With a beautiful Indian summer ahead, the temperature in your home office cannot be left behind ☀️. Therefore, ventilate your home office regularly and, if necessary, call in the help of a whisper-quiet fan to ensure you keep your cool. Bonus: fresh air is full of oxygen and therefore provides a huge concentration boost!


3. A bottle full of focus

Are you secretly fretting over that tough presentation? If tension makes it hard for you to focus, atomizing essential oil in the scent of lavender can help improve your ability to concentrate. Lavender is known for its calming effect, which makes you feel less stressed and better able to concentrate. Focus mode on ✅.


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4. Digital stay-at-home nomad

Find a place that suits the activity on your to-do list best. For example, differentiate between the place for standard desk work, phone calls, a good cup of coffee and breaks. This way you move more throughout the day and create a work environment that matches each activity.

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