1. Use natural light to your benefit
When you’re working in the same spot all day, good lighting is important to prevent eyestrain and headaches. If you can set up your workspace near a window or other source of sunlight, that’s a natural mood booster.
However, to avoid any kind of glare, the natural source of light has to be on one side of the workplace. If the window is behind you, the following situations can occur:
- Rays of sunlight on the monitor will disturb your view, as you will not see the monitor properly.
- A glossy monitor will reflect the window on your monitor, which will be disturbing.
If you position your monitor in front of the window, there is too much light contrast between the monitor and the window which strains the eyes.
Keeping the window to your left and right is the best option to fully benefit from natural light.