The pandemic has pushed people into the corners of their own homes to work and study for over a year now, and we can’t help but ponder the possibility of remote working and studying becoming a long-term reality. Needless to say, the pandemic has ultimately blurred the lines between personal and professional life and between work and play.
This global crisis has definitely paved the way to get creative with how to spend weekdays when we have to dedicate eight hours or so for concentrated work and study. To bring the chances of taking midday naps to zero, of course, we had to avoid working in our bedrooms. To curb our snacking addiction, we have had to avoid the kitchen. If there’s anywhere in the house that’s quiet and optimal for work on a weekday, if you have no home office, it’s either the guest room or the entertainment room.
The question of turning the gaming room into the new normal home office would also naturally pop out. But, just how feasible is it? First off, dodging the temptation from gaming during work or school hours is all up to the room occupant. Second, whether you get your work done on time and in excellent quality is all up to you. Now that we got past those two things, let us show you how your gaming room could just be the best place for you to work or study.
How could you optimize your room for both work and gaming purposes?
Employees during the day and demon slayers at night will agree that playing is serious business. Those hours spent tapping those keys to the best of their abilities isn’t time wasted. Unlocking new levels in that RPG is just as fulfilling as completing a project you’ve painstakingly prepared for at work. That being said, gamers could share or use a tip or two about the importance of having the best gear and ergonomic set up to perform their best. The ideal gaming room setup is equipped with equipment and furniture that not many know is already optimal for work, too—starting with the chair.
Gaming and working both share the same need to sit for long back-stiffening hours. Those who haven’t tried sitting on a gaming chair are in for a life-changing treat. Gaming chairs are proven to provide the best comfort not only for those who sit hours in front of the PC for gaming but also for those who have to perform activities seated for long periods. Aside from its tall backrest, gaming chairs also feature supporting pads for the shoulders and the entire expanse of the back. Gaming chairs adjust in more ways than conventional office chairs do, which makes up for the lack of flexibility in the typical computer or office desk.
As computer games are heavy on graphics and animations, PCs specifically for gaming are manufactured to load these graphics and other forms of digital data more efficiently with higher-end processors than those of regular home or office PCs. For this reason, gaming PCs could come in handy for online classes or work, more so for those who do graphic design or video editing. Just as capable of multitasking are compact gaming laptops for those who need to bring their work to different locations.
Other gaming peripherals could also work better than regular computer accessories. Gaming mice, unlike regular computer mice, are more ergonomic, softer to press, and can withstand more abuse as they’re designed for intense clicking by gamers. For this reason, gaming mice that are integrated with programmable buttons aside from the left and right clickers could boost any worker’s productivity.
Gaming headsets also impress with their impeccable sound quality and noise-canceling features, and they are already integrated with microphones making them suitable for online meetings. Just like gaming chairs, gaming headsets are designed to provide comfort for long wear with their breathable and soft headbands and ear cups.
During 15-minute breaks, you could chill in your dim color-changing LED-lit room or maybe play some relaxing tunes with your bass-boosting sound system. When it’s time to clock out, get ready to change into more comfy loungewear and simply get into gamer mode.
Gaming gear proves to be just as efficient in assisting your work. Integrating your gaming and workroom could imply cost and space savings, too. As we are getting more adjusted to this new lifestyle, a gaming room’s definition could now simply be expanded to incorporate not only professional aspects of our lives but even creative ones. Perhaps, this is how we transition to a life geared toward a better work-life balance.
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