Keeping your WFH going in times that don’t seem to be going anywhere.
“It’s been 84 years” Rose’s famous dialogue from The Titanic seems applicable to all our pandemic and post-pandemic lives.
Initially, we were “stuck” at home. Then we were resigned to being at home. And now… well, we’re simply at home.
Given the uncertainty of these times and the lag in offices opening up completely, it’s a great time to refresh our WFH surroundings, yet again (even if for the umpteenth time).
You have probably already tried all the tricks and tips. What’s important now, however, is to keep your space decluttered, organised and fresh with new changes.
I think we should take a break.
Yes, it’s going to be difficult to get rid of a lot of things you might have collected since the day you got shut-in. Those binge-spends are all piling up. There’s extra cushions, posters, stationery, action figures, workout equipment etc lying around.
It’s time to declutter more than to organise. Start by separating things that you definitely no longer need around. Move on to things that still hold value and then get down to reorganising them around your house.
I think we should see other people.
This is going to sound weird but just hear us out. Trying to keep things fresh doesn’t mean buying new things constantly. Make a circle of friends and exchange an item a month to decorate around your space. Exchange your plants, your mousepads, board games, holders and more. It might sound funny, but it’s going to keep it fresh.
What’s that old saying? Don’t sit where you sleep.
Working where you sleep, sleeping where you lounge, lounging where you work, working where you eat and a ton of other permutations- nothing can be worse for your physical and mental health. It is imperative that you separate your spaces, no matter how much your back craves sinking in to your work chair. Make sure your brain doesn’t associate a workspace with sleeping or a sleeping area with working… and so on.
Keeping things separate can be easy and cost-effective as well. Head to www.furlenco.come and rent work stations, beds, work chairs, loungers and more.
It might seem like another 84 years before we revert to “the new normal”. Or perhaps the new normal is this new abnormal. You have already tried keeping your home green, clean and organised. Now remember to keep it fresh and friendly. Time might have stagnated but your style, comfort and happiness don’t have to.