The choice of the correct furniture for you is not limited to the choice of chair or desk, but extends to the very room itself in which you plan to set up your connection to the virtual world.
You need to look at planning the space in which you live, the colours that you surround yourself with, the lighting, the acoustics, the air quality and factors such as heating or cooling systems.
Perhaps your house is next to a busy road and the excessive noise from the traffic needs to be considered both in reducing your own stress and in preventing disruption to your online classes.
But if you have to keep the window closed in order to minimise the noise, the air quality in your working environment can suffer leading to headaches and general discomfort.
Perhaps you are compelled to share your working environment with others and do not have the luxury of setting aside a room as a real-world portal to your online school. In this case you will have to consider not only your own ergonomic needs but also the comfort of others.
The very fact that others may have unrestricted access to your working environment while you are working can itself be a source of stress which can result in other problems. We’ll look at some of the issues of working at home in a later article.