All The Desk Essentials You Need To Work Productively At Home

Convert your space into an area that's *conducive* for working!
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COVID-19 has definitely changed all aspects of our everyday life—this includes transforming your home into a personal office if your company has enforced a WFH setup. One of the challenges you may encounter is how to stay focused and motivated with your tasks when it seems like *everything* around you is a possible distraction. To combat this aspect of remote working, you may purchase some ~desk essentials~ that can help you become more productive while still being comfortable. Check out our top picks below:

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  1. Laptop stand

    Working remotely means staring at your laptop for more or less eight hours a day. This can take a toll on your body, especially if you find yourself hunched over to see your screen better. It might be high time to invest in a laptop stand that will not only keep your computer at eye level (thus preventing the need to slouch) but will also prevent you from painful back pains.

    Aluminum Laptop Stand, P1,099, loveshopping.ph Shopee store

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  2. Ergonomic mouse

    Aside from back pain, working long hours can also cause an unpleasant sensation on your wrists and hands. This feeling can vary from tingling, numbness, or weakness. One way to take the strain away from those areas is to invest in an ergonomic mouse. At first glance, it may look a little ~weird~, but trust us when we say its design is absolutely life-changing!

    Ergonomic Vertical Mouse, P402, funnystore.ph Shopee store

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  3. Noise-canceling headphones

    One of the most obvious problems when working from home is the background noise, especially if you live with your family. Tune everything out by purchasing a pair of noise-canceling headphones. You can listen to your favorite tunes, podcasts, or ambient sounds as you work your way through your deliverables without distractions.

    JBL Tune 600BT NC Wireless On-Ear Headphones, P5,499, Lazada

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  4. Wall calendar 

    Is it just us, or do the days seem to *melt* together into one big, jumbled, incoherent mess this quarantine? Stay on top of your deadlines with a wall calendar that you can place above your work desk. Bonus points if it's just a blank grid—you can customize it however you want!

    Acrylic Wall Calendar, P1,500 (23.55x11.55 inches), cebm.creativeenterprises Shopee store

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  5. Water bottle

    Forgetting to hydrate while working long hours is actually a very *real* thing that happens. To make sure you get some agua in your system throughout the daypark a water bottle on your desk. Bonus: Walking over to the dispenser to refill your tumbler will give you a much-needed break from your laptop.

    Hydro Flask 18 oz Black Standard Mouth, P1,890, Hydroflask.ph

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  6. Desk lamp

    Let's be real, no one likes a dim working space. Not only will it put extra strain on your eyes, but it will also affect your mood and productivity. Investing in a sturdy desk lamp will be of big help to you, especially if you prefer working at night. Alternatively, you may also park your laptop by your window while the sun's out—you'll save on electricity and get some ~endorphins~ at the same time, too.

    Nordic-Style Desk Lamp, P1,322, buyit1.ph Shopee store

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  7. Desk organizer

    A cluttered desk equals a scattered mind. Keep your work area clean by stuffing any loose paper, pens, and other supplies in a desk organizer. Choosing a cute and #aesthetic design can also put you in a good mood!

    Multi-Function Wooden Desk Organizer, P908, godressing.ph Shopee store

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