So working from home is less stressful and has less hassles. Yes, that could be true for most people working from home right now, but it has its drawbacks too. For example: There are no water cooler chats/quick huddles/maritesessions (for obvious reasons). Working alone can sometimes be isolating and boring, and the urge to sometimes give in to your boredom and shut down your laptop becomes really irresistible at times.
But resist, you must!
Here are cute, entertaining, and useful items that can help inject some fun and order into your WFH routine:
The game play of this fidget toy is relatively simple. There are 12 colored rings on the outside of the ball, each one with a matching plastic ball (forbidden gumballs, if you will) of the same color inside. Your goal is to move around the balls by pressing and pushing until each ball matches the color of its ring. It’s something you can fidget with while engaged in a virtual meeting (trust us, we tried).
The rule of this desk game is simple – do not touch the wire. Play thrice during idle hours to kickstart your brain again.
Tamad ka din ba like us? If yes, apir. Whenever you feel unproductive, gather your thoughts and write them into these unique and very relatable memo pads.
FACT: Did you know that the act of cleaning releases endorphins? And these endorphins interact with the receptors in our brain that triggers positive feeling in our bodies which could potentially improve your mood.
In short, cleaning is actually good for you. So clean your workspace–start by vacuuming your keyboard. You might still have some crumbs stuck in there the last time you ate some chips (during a long virtual meeting, of course).
Here’s an interesting twist on the usual Rubik’s cube! Sure, maybe 90% of us have never solved one, but it’s never too late to attempt to beat the cube.
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unproductive, you might want to take a break and let this cute siopao stress toy absorb that negative energy. Squish, squeeze, panggigilan mo–just don’t eat it.
An organized and clutter-free desk increases focus and productivity. Even more so a personalized space as it allows you to be in control and feel more connected to your workspace. Start by knowing first which style you’re going for, is it minimalism for you, or is a colorful space more your personality? Identify which items need to be within your reach and which are likely less to be used. In terms of organizers, you might want to get those that don’t require drilling like a pegboard, which usually includes adhesive mounting frame, or stackable storage racks that don’t consume too much space on your desk.
Keep your cool by getting a desk fan for your home office setup. We found this ultra-aesthetic retro mini fan if you are into vintage themes.
Ditch your boring cellphone holder for this ridiculously cute one! Why? Because it’s both functional and aesthetically appealing.
Working at home doesn’t mean you have to sit all day. Don’t fall into a sedentary lifestyle!
If you’re too busy, try a stationary bike incorporated with a work desk that will allow you to work and move at the same time. What’s good is that because it’s mobile, you can move it around your space or house if you want a change in scenery. Imagine presenting to the team while kicking those pedals. LOL, only in the new normal!
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