AD | Paid collaboration Being self-employed and working from home I spend a lot of time at a computer. Sometimes this is a desktop and sometimes it’s a laptop. I am very lucky that I have my own office space at home and I have some freedom as to when and how I work. However, sitting at a desk all day can cause back ache, amongst other things, so recently I’ve been trying out the Yo Yo Desk Pro 1.
AD | Collaborative post Working from home is gradually becoming the new norm, as recent events seem to have ‘forced’ this option on most workers. Working from home can be very rewarding, especially as it allows you to get things done even when self-isolating. Unfortunately, working from home can also be pretty stressful if you’re new to it, especially when it comes to juggling work with home responsibilities. According to some reports, over 60% of workers experienced burnout symptoms in 2020 while working from home, ranging from stress to anxiety. Fortunately, there are several ways
AD | Collaborative post Through lockdown, working from home has become the norm for many people. Although adjusting to remote working was difficult initially, the workstyle has proved extremely beneficial due to travel cost-savings and improved work-life balance for employees. In fact, many companies have decided to continue offering flexible homeworking post-lockdown. In a recent YouGov study, a quarter of bosses confessed to being sceptical of homeworking before the pandemic but now believe it’s effective. This percentage joins the 49% of employers who already supported the workstyle. If your job is likely to involve homeworking
AD | Post contains gifted items Towards the end of last year I was feeling quite frustrated with my home office. Years ago I had purchased a desk from IKEA as I used to work downstairs in the dining room but when I put it in my office it took up a whole wall. I couldn’t even get to the window to open and close it properly. A new desk At this point, I knew it was time to do something different and I ordered myself the IKEA Brusali corner desk, knowing that it would
For around the last 3.5 years I have had the same desk that I use for work. To start with, I worked from downstairs in the corner of the living room but later moved upstairs to the spare bedroom which is now my office. At the time, I thought the Ikea Alex/ Linnmon Desk was the perfect desk for me. However, things change and I recently realised that I needed to revamp my space and create stimulating home office, and that included getting a smaller desk that worked better in the space I have. So, after
AD | Collaborative post Being someone that works from home means that I don’t have the same kind of work environment as other people. I am very lucky to have been able to convert one of our spare bedrooms into an office of my own. However, I have recently realised that my office isn’t a place where I feel calm or even where I get much done. Most of the time it’s an absolute mess thanks to things just being dumped in there. Now, Erin is off nursery and I am trying to fit in
AD | Collaborative post When you are self-employed, especially if you work from home, it’s easy to get into bad habits. The sofa becomes a make shift office, you can work in your pyjamas and you can scoff a whole cake while you work if you want to. The thing is, as nice as all of this sounds, it doesn’t really make for a good or productive working environment. Now that I’ve been self-employed full time for around 3 years I have learned quite a lot about how kind of environment I need at home. Separate
AD | Collaborative post I love having my own little corner of the house to work in. Okay, it’s a bit bigger than a small corner as I have a huge Ikea Alex/ Linnmon desk that takes up a big space and I also have a couple of storage units next to and behind the desk. However, my office is far from perfect and there’s loads more I would do with it if I could like moving the cat’s huge scratching post/ house somewhere else! That aside, I do have a bit of a home office