How to survive long-term telework?

For more than a year, we have been experiencing a total upheaval in our living and working habits with the COVID crisis. Telecommuting has become part of our lives. It is not always easy to live with and requires good organization.

ALUMINOR gives you some advice to survive in the long term...

Set up a suitable and pleasant workspace

Ideally, pick a room and turn it into a custom office. This will allow you to concentrate and only have to close the door to move on when your work day is over.

Even in a small apartment, you can create a comfortable office space! Choose a bright corner in your dining room or living room.

The secret is to arrange it in a suitable and comfortable way and to force yourself to tidy up this space at the end of the day so as not to have the impression of living in the office.

Organize your things

To be efficient and comfortably installed, organize your belongings in an optimal way and plan what to store them : desk with drawers, shelves, chest of drawers... When evening comes, everything must disappear and thus, the room regains its function as a place of relaxation and conviviality. !

Invest in an ergonomic office chair

Choose an office chair that provides good support for your back. Check that it is height adjustable for maximum comfort: your back will thank you!

And to make your office space welcoming, think about decorating it with some fresh flowers , buy yourself a nice mouse pad . Sometimes it just takes the little things to make a space pleasant and stimulating!

Lighting, a key comfort and performance factor

Lighting is a key factor to consider when designing a home office space. Natural light is the best light source . Therefore, if possible, set up your desk in front of or next to a window to take advantage of daylight . Since the days aren't always sunny or if you work sooner or later, you need a secondary light source .

Opt for a well-suited desk lamp



The desk lamp should provide precise light without distorting colors or producing dazzling light. It must also direct the light exactly where it is needed.

A desk lamp must provide a minimum illumination of 500 LUX on the work surface. Some studies show that lighting levels above 1,000 LUX contribute to a more pleasant working atmosphere that is more conducive to concentration . The color temperature also plays a decisive role, with optimal values ​​around 4500 KELVIN .

Some desk lamps are now equipped with a system that allows you to adjust the intensity and color temperature according to your needs.

ALUMINOR offers a wide range of desk lamps . Depending on your needs and your interior decoration, you can opt for the BOB or EUREKA lamp , for example. If you prefer the architect's lamp style, we recommend CALYPSA . LORA will fit perfectly into a decoration with wood. STARGLASS , all in finesse, will be ultra discreet. DECLIC or MALIBU integrate very well with the decoration of a living room for example.

Find all our desk lamps here .

Last advice: take care of yourself!

Take breaks, get some air, you will only be more efficient when you return to your teleworking space!