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.

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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!

5 Work From Home Essentials To Keep You Focused 👩🏻‍💻

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Work from home essential #1: Coffee

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.

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Work from home essential #2: Watch

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.

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Myrna watch from Thümm & Co.

Get back on track while also being stylish with this gorgeous Myrna watch from Thümm & Co. 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!

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Work from home essential #3: Journal

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.

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Scented Candles

Work from home essential #4: Scented candles

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.

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