This whole pandemic situation has forced many of us to work from home for who knows until when. If this whole setup is something new to you and you’re struggling to be productive, keep on reading! I’ll share with you 5 work from home essentials that can help you stay focused!
But first a little background in case you’re new to my blog. I’ve been working from home for more than a year now. It was a big leap for me coming from a corporate office job. So I know it can be challenging especially if you were not prepared for this whole transition.
But hey, you can do it! There are many different ways to ace the work from home life and here are some tried and tested tricks that worked for me!
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5 Work From Home Essentials To Keep You Focused 👩🏻💻
Ahh, coffee! Fuel your day with a cup of coffee (or two… or 3… who’s counting?) and you’re sure to be productive! It can also be a nice break during your work routine at home. Remember how you used to get up from your office chair to go to the pantry and prepare some coffee? And after sipping you feel more energized to tick off more things in your to-do list?
So go ahead and indulge yourself in the awakening aromas of freshly brewed coffee. Nowadays, I prefer drip coffee as it’s hassle-free. I’m currently obsessed with UCC’s personal drip bag. It makes the experience of pour-over brewing method possible with instant coffee.
Do you know what’s the best part about working from home? No boss who constantly breathes behind our back! But that doesn’t mean we can waste time being unproductive. We’re expected to work and deliver outputs, not chill around.
Limit your mindless social media scrolling, Netflix and chill, and doing unnecessary stuff. Using a watch to organize your time ensures you don’t fall into the time-waster black hole.
It has an easy-to-read silver dial, a sophisticated tan genuine leather strap, and a minimalist design. Perfect for the modern go-getter women who want to stay chic while working from home!
Organize your day, write to-do lists, and jot down important notes with a handy dandy journal! I don’t know how to survive without one! But if you’re not into writing down with pen and paper, you can always use your Notes app (and other similar apps).
Be it the digital or traditional way of note writing, make sure to do it. This ensures you stay focused on doing important things and you don’t miss anything.
We all know how certain scents can affect our mood. Much like how the smell of freshly ground beans can perk you up, scented candles can help in that department too! If you need a pick-me-upper so you can beat work deadlines, go ahead and light up a scented candle! You’ll find it surprising how a shift in mood can do wonders in productivity. Goodbye, stress and anxiety too!
Scented candles also usually come in beautiful jars that you can display on your desk. This helps create a cozy, inspiring workplace that you’ll actually love working at.
Currently, I have a scented candle (from Izla Lifestyle, my friend’s biz – please support local!) together with my dried flowers on my work desk. Aren’t they pretty? I look at them when I need to rest my eye from the computer screen and when I need some inspiration.
Last but not the least, music! Listening to some good music helps boost your mood and productivity. There’s literally a playlist for everything on Spotify. If you’re feeling down, go ahead and blast off some upbeat music to start your work from home day right. If you need to get in the zone, play some classical, acoustic, or even lo-fi beats. And if you miss working from coffee shops, there’s a playlist to get the same chill, coffee shop vibes too!
I like putting on my Airpods and saying, “Hey, Siri! Play ‘work from home’ playlist on Spotify“… or any playlist/artist/genre I’m into at the moment. And I let Spotify do its magic to curate the perfect playlist for the day. Here start with this work from home playlist.
In case you’re wondering, I bought that pretty Airpods Pro case from Shopee! 😍
TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!
So that’s it for this post about my top work from home essentials. I hope you find the list helpful especially if you’re struggling to stay focused when working at home. How about you? Do you have any work from home essentials you want to share? How do you stay focused?
Let me end this post by saying it’s also completely normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed as you go about your new work from home life. After all, the world’s in the middle of a pandemic. So please, don’t ever feel like you need to be 100% productive all the time. Take a breather, relax, and pause for a while. Your body and mind will thank you for it.
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