Pseudo Labs’ Working From Home Survival Guide

Why not elevate your work from home set up with a few helpful additions.


As this pandemic approaches its close to a year mark, most of us are still trying to master the transition to working from home. Although there are pro’s and con’s to this work environment, why not incorporate a few new additions to make your life easier? Starting the year off with a few gifts for yourself seems like the way to go! Here are a few tips and tricks we’ve learned since working from home. Little things like scheduling time to take breaks and stretch, actually getting up and getting dressed each morning, and curating an aesthetically pleasing workspace that you enjoy spending time in will uplift your environment. In turn, this helps you to be more productive! If you’re looking for a sign to revamp your work from home space with a little guidance, this is it.


Have Back or Neck Pain?

Investing in a seat cushion will help alleviate the pressure from sitting for long periods of time. Once you’ve got yourself the perfect workplace set up for home, it will make life seem so much easier. Getting a really supportive desk chair and an adjustable desk that can transition from sitting to standing makes such a big difference, especially when spending so much time at a desk. Don’t forget to take breaks to stretch and walk around when needed. Sometimes being at home, makes it easy to forget about the little things. You can’t do your best work if you aren’t taking care of yourself first!


Need to Get Organized?

Mixing a work and living space can be a little chaotic, especially if the lines blur. Carving out a space for yourself for strictly work, will help establish an environmental boundary between work and home. Little things like a daily planner or notebook for jotting to-do’s down works wonders for keeping your day organized through the chaos. Getting everything down on paper is sure to help prevent future work-related stressors. If you’re more of a visual person, a dry erase whiteboard calendar might be for you. Visualizing what your day will look like and breaking down everything that needs to get done will ease alleviate the stress of forgetting something. Planning it all out will make your work to-do’s a little more bite-sized and easy to organize.


Having Trouble Focusing?

Whether it’s interrupting roommates, kids, or city sounds preventing you from zoning in on work, noise-canceling headphones are a lifesaver. Cutting out distractions and setting time aside for breaks will definitely help the workday flow smoothly. I think the most important thing you can do for yourself is making a workspace your own. Creating a space that is just for you and your work will help keep your attention in that space. Getting a fun keyboard and matching mouse, a cute and functional desk lamp, or upgrading your overall desk aesthetic will really build a workspace that you don’t mind spending long periods of time in.


Looking to Recharge?

This essential oil diffuser really does the trick. Freshening up your space with the right vibe will genuinely help with how you feel about your environment, even while working. Incorporating essential oils like peppermint, sweet orange, spearmint, lemon, or rosemary will help increase concentration and ease fatigue. Air purifiers help cleanse your work from home environment as well by reducing airborne contaminants. With work from home booming during this pandemic, it’s not a bad idea to add this to your work set up. At the end of the day, it’s YOUR space, so make it one you can be comfortable and productive in.



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