If you work from home, you’ve probably been tempted to work outside when the sun is shining, and it’s a lovely day. Maybe you even packed your laptop and supplies and headed outside to set up shop at a table in your backyard. The issue is that this does not work very well most of the time. The sun’s brightness generally means that the screen you’re using is difficult to see, and the heat means you’re uncomfortable. So, in the end, most workers choose to stay inside, and they must miss out on the nice weather because of their jobs.
The good news is that several good ways can offer you the opportunity to work outside if you want to, and they are not difficult to put in place. Continue reading to learn more.
Get A Laptop Hood
Because so many people are now working from home, many employees wanted to enjoy their outdoor areas throughout the workday but could not do so because the sun’s rays made reading their screens impossible. This issue has been resolved, and all you need to do to resolve it is purchasing a specifically made laptop hood. These snugly fit over your laptop, protecting it from the sun. Even if you’re outdoors, you can work because you can read the screen.
If you want to save money, you can simply put your laptop in a box rather than a special hood, but make sure there is enough space for you to reach in and use the keyboard as well.
As well as all this, you can ensure you can see your screen properly by adjusting the brightness and even putting a filter over it. Adding clip on sunglasses to proceedings can help even more.
Have Enough Drinking Water
Once you’ve configured your outdoor workplace to your liking, including ensuring that you can see your laptop screen, you’ll want to be able to sit and work for as long as you need to. It’s simple to get a drink while you’re inside, but when you’re outdoors, you’ll not only need to go inside to adjust your eyes and take off your shoes (then put them back on again to go back out), but you’ll also need to do it more often since you’ll become dehydrated more rapidly in the sun.
As a result, before you begin working, make sure you have plenty to drink. The easiest way to do this is to get a cooler and fill it with water bottles. In this way, you can continue to drink your water while working and avoid being dehydrated, and you don’t have to keep getting distracted.
Find A Good Chair
When you’re at your desk indoors, you’ll most likely be using an ergonomically built chair (and if you don’t, you should check into it for your personal health and safety, as well as your productivity). Outside, though, this isn’t always possible. You’ll have yard seats, a deckchair, and perhaps even a lounger, and none of them are ideal for working on.
The answer is to use a firm back chair with cushions. You’ll be more supported and comfortable this way, and you’ll be able to work outdoors for longer. The last thing you want is to have everything set up just as you want it, only to have to bring it all inside because you can’t find a comfortable sitting position.