10 home office essentials that will boost your work from home morale
Improve your work from home and thrive until you can return to the formal office. (Image: Supplied)
While many of us have adapted well to working from home – and let’s face it, there’s nothing better than working from home in slippers with a blanket in the winter – a lot of us still miss it. the targeted structure (and WIFI connection) of a formal office space.
While offices urge employees, who can, to continue working from home and stay safe, it can be difficult to find your rhythm, keep morale up, or even just a peaceful place to sit and focus. on another online meeting.
So here are the ultimate tips and tricks to help you set up your ultimate work from home job that allows you to be your most productive self, here are ten things you should invest in:
1. A device that matches your productivity and speed needs
The computer or laptop is undoubtedly the star of the home office living room. You need to invest in a device that matches your current and future device needs. From processing speed and battery life to software updates and connectivity port availability. HUAWEI’s latest MateBook line offers devices that combine productivity, speed and efficiency in a variety of shimmering and stylish packaging options.
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2. A good office with enough table space?
Now that you have chosen a device that will serve as your primary feature in your home office productivity, you must place it on a dignified throne. Invest in a sturdy desk with a good amount of space to spread out your work notes, hold your coffee, and give yourself room to type easily. Sitting at a desk gives you a more formal feel rather than working in bed or in front of the TV and allows you to concentrate better.
3. A comfortable ergonomic chair
Once you’ve found a throne that’s good enough for your device, you need to invest in one that’s right for you, your comfort, and your posture. If you sit for long periods of time, you’ll need a chair that cushions your work experience while providing good lower back support to avoid straining your back.
4. A reliable WIFI and Internet connection
There is nothing that beats the morale of another but the loading reel of doom. Avoid this burden by investing in a good setup and a good internet connection. Investing in a good router, like the HUAWEI 4G CPE Router, and a mini-UPS device will allow you to navigate and work with ease.
5. A computer support
If you find that your desk doesn’t cut it off on its own, elevate your working set by investing in an adjustable computer stand. This will allow you to relieve potential strain on your neck muscles and even allow you to stand up and work out to stretch your limbs every now and then. ?
6. Noise canceling headphones with microphone
Don’t let noisy construction outside or passing vehicles distract you from your work goal, especially during those important virtual meetings. Investing in a good pair of noise-canceling headphones with a built-in microphone will allow you to get your points across clearly and not miss a thing in the meeting (unless someone freezes or forgets to unmute).
7. A work playlist
Focus on songs that boost your morale and spice up your finger typing stage. Organize a playlist that you can play through your phone (or enhanced by some Bluetooth speakers) and stick to those deadlines.
8. Scented candles
Some days can be more stressful than others and sometimes you can turn the air on with a sweet or tropical scent. Place a candle on your desk to release stress and make you feel more relaxed and ready to tackle your to-do list.
9. Notepad and a reliable set of pens
While your laptop is the main star of the show, that doesn’t mean regular stationery has to be thrown by the wayside. Sometimes it can be helpful to have a few scraps of paper and pens available, especially for capturing the key points of a virtual meeting.
10. Stress balls
And, of course, no office space is complete without a stress ball or three to help you focus your chi on those busier days when you work in the back of notifications.
These ten little items will enhance your work from home experience and allow you to flourish until you can return to the formal office. Arrange your space in the way that best matches your style and be sure to get creative with decorating your office as you are working your best in a space that you feel most comfortable in.
This article is sponsored by HUAWEI and produced by BrandStudio24 for News24.