You need to have the right tools to stay productive and efficient. Level up your work-from-home setup so that you can be more active as you work.
The month of April begins the season of hot nights and even hotter days. As you work remotely for the first time, or even if you’re a long-time remote professional, you might find yourself still struggling with how to keep focused and to remain productive. Whether it’s your family talking, or those email notifications you keep on receiving, or even the call of social media on your phone, it will take you more effort to stay focused on the tasks at hand.
Here are three work-from-home essentials that you must have or follow in order for you to boost your productivity, as you work from home.
Search for a space in your home which you find comfortable enough for you to work in. If that space brings you enough silence and ease, then you should also take into consideration that you will be working for at least eight hours each day.
Invest in a workspace or a work desk that helps you be more organized with your paperwork and other professional, physical materials that contribute to your productivity.
An ergonomic chair and back support
To help you with your posture, invest in a chair that supports your lower back and spine. As you work for hours on end, you should always think of how you sit. This work-from-home essential will make you work efficiently and with more room for physical and comfortable sitting.
The back support will provide and increase the comfort for your lower back. An affordable alternative for this back support is to roll a towel or use a small pillow which you will place on your lower back.
As a remote worker, you will not be the only one who thinks that their professional and personal lives are separate. This is why in between tasks, take a 5- or 10- minute break to unplug and recharge your mind and body. Your body can take only so much work and focused thinking before it breaks down.
Before that can ever happen, be kind to your body and rest. From time to time, look away from your laptop screen or desktop and do something else. Stand up and stretch your whole body to get the blood flowing because your body needs to take a break from sitting all day, too.
Invest in these work-from-home essentials
Upgrade your work-from-home setup this summer and follow this guide to make your home office comfortable and more efficient.
For an online English teacher, this guide has only been a sneak peak at what you should prepare for before you can teach. For aspiring EFL teachers, 51Talk only requires aspiring teachers to have a decent laptop, a webcam, a headset with a noise-canceling mic, and a good Internet connection in order to start teaching. Head on to the in-depth work-from-home essentials guide to start your teaching preparations.
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