Give your homeoffice a good scrub
Some of us are still privileged to have a few home office days per week. I believe a mix between office and home office is perfect; in-person discussions, random encounters, actual office chairs on the one hand, and less commuting, more quality time, and more uninterrupted focus time on the other.
So, let's not forget to give our home office space and our office utensils a clean from time to time.
Headphones and earbuds: Easily forgotten but used frequently—clean them as often as necessary. Dampen a soft cloth with the water and natural dish soap, and wipe over the speaker and the exterior of the headphones. Dampen a cotton swab and use it to clean out some of the small, harder-to-reach places.
Keyboard: If you are using a separate keyboard, start by turning it upside down so any loose particles can fall out. Use a toothpick to get the small bits out of the keyboard. Wipe it with a damp cloth soaked in water and dish soap.
Mouse: Wipe, maybe even scrub it with a damp cloth soaked in water and vegan dish soap or use kitchen cleaner.
Monitor: Wipe with a moist cloth, spray some natural kitchen cleaner on the cloth, not directly onto the monitor.
Last but not least, don't forget your desk! Spray it with ecofriendly kitchen cleaner and give it a good wipe with a damp cloth.
You are ready to rock your day!
And did you know that while you go on your well-deserved coffee break, or tea, which is my bag, the probiotics in our kitchen cleaner keep on working? They make sure your desk stays a healthy space for you up to 72 hours after application. Amazing, isn't it?!
Below are some suggested routines while working from home:
• Stand up every two hours, walk around, go up the stairs if you have some, circle those hips twice in each direction, roll your shoulders back and forth, do that a couple of times. It helps your flexibility and prevents back pain.
• Always have a glass or a bottle of water on your desk, and don’t forget to drink. Hydrate, baby, hydrate!
• Schedule yourself a lunchtime. Have a break to eat and walk outside for 30 minutes – don’t eat in front of your computer. Take the time to have a proper break.
• When you’re done for the day, close everything down. If you are working at your kitchen table, as I do, get yourself a box or basket and pack your work away. Don’t start cooking and eating around your work; you need a fresh kickstart tomorrow.
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