More than a year has passed since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic; forcing hundreds of millions of people in mandatory lockdown. Many have made the abrupt shift to working from home not knowing when, or if, things might return to normal. Although attitudes towards working from home have changed substantially since the start of the pandemic, not everyone has been able to adapt.
Working from home has its challenges, but we've put our heads together at MyMalls to come up with a few tips to make working from home a pleasant experience. We believe in creating a designated space for yourself. This is imperative if you are going to pull this off successfully. If you don’t have a home office, try taking a corner in the bedroom or family room. Some have even claimed an area on the patio for their home office. It really is all about the comfort and serenity you need to remain focused; which leads us to our next point. Get yourself a work desk. It can even be a random table in the house, but make sure you’re solely using it for work and have access to it at all times. Working from home is the new normal so make sure you have an ergonomic chair to sit on. Believe us, the investment is worth every penny as we don’t know how long we’ll all be working from home.
Still not sure how to take that first step? Well, our colleagues at MyMalls have thought of a couple of tricks to help you get into a work-from-home routine. Things like getting dressed as if you’re going to work or sticking to regular work hours with breaks in-between are key. We also believe in socializing to the best of your ability. Check in with your friends even if it’s online or through a phone call; connect and laugh a little!
We don’t pretend to predict the future here at MyMalls, but we expect to see many employees still working remotely by the end of 2021 or beyond. Team MyMalls understands that the thought of working from home is scary for some, especially with little ones running around. However, we believe it can make for a better work-life balance. Some of us get so immersed in our work we sometimes miss out on the most special moments in life. Imagine the quality time you get to spend with your loved ones while reducing stress and saving on gas at the same time!
Our colleagues at MyMalls compiled a list of must-have office supplies you may want to check out to help maximize productivity.
Experience a touch of nature with The Aothia desk mat; made from a unique blend of plant-based cork and high quality PU leather. Aside from both sides being functional and very easy to clean, this pad protects your glass/wooden desktop from scratches, stains, spills, heat and scuffs. So, breathe easy knowing that your desk mat is made from natural safe materials. The Aothia mouse pad is on sale for $15.99
This multi-use stand can be used as a vertical laptop stand, laptop and desk rise or as a portable desk. So, if you are having issues with your back then you are at the right place. The X-tend ergonomic laptop standis designed as an amazing rotatable laptop stand so that you can easily turn your laptop to your work buddies or any zoom conference meeting. The stand works perfectly for all MacBooks and laptops of all sizes. It’s designed to even keep your laptop cool so it doesn’t overheat. The adjustable stand is available on amazon for $18.99.
The VANKYO C750 is a professional over ear headset that’s here to help you stay focused and away from distractions by blocking out any background noise. Immerse yourself in music while working in your home office. It can also be used during an online class or a virtual meeting. The ergonomic design will not only comfortably fit your head, but the memory foam ear pads completely cover your ears reducing any pressure for maximum comfort. The long battery life makes sure your calls are clear and hassle-free. The headset is on sale for $49.98.
Some of us still enjoy taking a pen to write our schedule in a calendar. So, Blue Sky Planner is here to service those traditionalists. This stylish day planner runs from July 2021 to June 2022 with 12 months of monthly and weekly pages for easy planning and scheduling. It even includes 3 bonus monthly pages (April 2021 - June 2021). Weekly view pages offer ample lined writing space for more detailed planning, allowing you to keep track of your appointments, reminders, ideas and to-do lists every day of the week. This high quality and professional design planner is only $9.99!
ENOCH’s eye caring Table Desk Lamp is essential for the night owl working from home. It has 3 color modes for warm light, warm white and white light with 10 brightness levels. The lamp is designed to make the light softer, which prevents eye fatigue making it perfect for studying, reading or work. This table lamp’s strong metal clip is a space saver and the best part is that it is also equipped with a silicone pad to avoid any scratches. The ENOCH table lamp is available on amazon for $21.99.
Keeping your things organized and tidy with the DecoBros Mesh Oval Pencil Cup. It comes with extra organizational features to help you organize all your stationary. The 5 divided compartments keeps all your writing instruments or other small supplies handy. This essential organizer is a steal at $11.47.
We hope these tips and office supplies help you get through these challenging times. Please stay safe and healthy!
Your MyMalls Team