Work from home is the new normal. But have you guys adjusted to this new normal?
Work from home can be difficult, distracting, and can affect your health as well. Most people’s Work-Life balance has been disturbed due to this. While it seems you have all the world’s time when you Work from home, but people are still not finding time for the Work for home.
Here are 15 top Gadgets & Accessories that will help you increase your concentration, hence increasing your productivity and family time.
1)A New Laptop or Computer
First and foremost the most essential gadget where you are going to spend your today, tomorrow and most probably most of your life is the laptop or computer you use. So this is the right time to upgrade your laptop to the one which does not harm your eyes when used for the long run.
Just a solid system that doesn’t lag and doesn’t crash five minutes before your next conference call or Zoom class.
2)An Ergonomic Chair
Having a comfortable place to sit is as important as having a good laptop. But not too comfortable that you start sleeping on it instead of doing work as well as not too rigid that it affects your back. So just leave your couch or mismatched kitchen chair while doing work and get an ergonomic desk chair.
It’s literally an investment in your health. After all, you don’t want to look like the lady in the picture, right??
Get me an Ergonomic Chair
3)A Standing Desk
Now that you have an ergonomic chair, you must be thinking you will complete all your work while sitting only. Let me tell you one thing sitting for a long hour sucks too, even if you are on an ergonomic chair.
So what to do then? Was buying an ergonomic chair a complete waste?
No, no, all you want is some time off to give your spine a break from sitting, and this can be done on a standing desk.
And when you get tired of standing, go back again to the ergonomic chair.
Easy peasy, right? Trust me, after having an ergonomic chair and standing desk, your smile will be as broad as the lady in the picture.
Buy a Standing Desk
4)A Laptop Stand
Is your spine in a good mood? Right? After having a combo of ergonomic chair and standing desk but what about your neck? When you hunch over your laptop, it hurts your neck. You might not realize it now, but it will surely gonna affect you in the long run, and then it will be too late.
Don’t let that happen to your neck, and just buy a simple, affordable laptop stand.
Zoom meetings conclude 50% of Work from home, and when it is such an important task, you don’t want your mic to keep cutting out. Invest in a standalone mic for the singular purpose of sounding crystal clear on your next conference call.
We all know how Zoom meet happens. Everyone is wearing a formal shirt on the camera and shorts below it. Still, everyone appreciates it when the person on the other end of a video call comes through in high-def. A great camera also means you can show off your new haircut or the makeup you did this morning for the first time in five months.
No matter where you’re working, distractions abound. Invest in high-quality noise-canceling headphones to say No to distractions and Yes to concentration.
8) A desk lamp
There will be a time when you have to wake up the whole night to cope with the work you avoided last week. But remember you have to do the work, not your family. You don’t want to wake up the family just because you were busy playing FIFA last week.
A great desk lamp will not only save your eyes on those long nights but will also allow your family to sleep well.
9) A printer
There are still some things you actually need to print: government documents, rent agreements, zines, whatever. Some of these things you’re going to need to print for the next ten years, at least.
That said, buying a simple printer today will pay for itself in avoided headaches tomorrow.
10) A classic Desk Organizer
Just because a gadget isn’t high tech doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it! Sometimes the most efficient tools related to tech devices are non-tech tools, just like a simple desktop divider shown in the picture. You put your pencils in one cup, your pens in another, your useless desktop knick-knacks in a third, and you get a clean and organized desk.
11) A charging station
On average, every working individual owns roughly 15 items that need a daily charge, at least five of which are moments away from dying at any time. That’s why you need a heavy-duty, multi-port charging station to keep your status symbols juiced and ready for action.
12)A Cable Organizer
You own 15 devices, and you have connected them to your working table. The back of your desk might look like this, and you might look confused, like the lady in the pic.
Straighten that shit out with a simple cable organizer. It’ll give you peace of mind and keep you focused on the task at hand.
13)A powerful Power Bar
You’ve probably already got a little power bar under your desk. I’m sure it’s fine. But it could be better. Upgrade to a big, beautiful new power bar with rotating outlets, surge protection, and as many inputs as possible. You shouldn’t have to worry about where to plug in all these new gadgets.
14)A French Press
Instant coffee, more the most part, sucks. Running to and from your local beanery three times a day is expensive and a waste of time.
The solution: a simple french press coffee maker from Amazon and a bag of pre-ground beans once a month from the grocery store. The coffee will be fresh, your bank account will thank you, and you’ll be uncomfortably alert and energetic until lunch every day.
15) Yoga Mat
The challenge with home offices is preventing work from invading every corner of what was your private home. Try keeping a yoga mat beside your desk. It should remind you that working from home actually offers more freedom than being at the office all day.
If you’re feeling frustrated or uncomfortable, take 30 minutes off to stretch and work out the kinks.