In praying the Divine Office, I have experimented with different places in the house, procedures (lighting a candle was a huge help as was having a dedicated place), and fine tuning what works best for me. Everyone is so different. My advice is to learn about what everyone else does and then try everything to see what works best for you.
There is always room for what works for you in the Benedictine garden.
Click on the picture at the first of this blog to see all the individuals in this garden.