A few months ago I started a new job, which is home based. I’ve had some previous experience in working from home so for me, it wasn’t a transition I was worried about. Working from home isn’t for everyone as some dislike the idea in general and others fear they’ll be isolated and unproductive. For me? I love it. I really enjoy my own company as well as the peace and quiet and home comforts. I am a ‘proper home bird’, as they say. In my job, there are people to chat to at the touch of a button and there’s always so much for me to be reading, writing and thinking about. The hours whiz by.
Every morning before I head to my desk I gather up my daily essentials. This could ultimately be a ‘what’s in my work handbag’ if I left the house, right?
My Chilly bottle
I need a constant supply of water. It’s my favourite drink and I’m on a mission to drink as much as I can in the day. Yes, this does mean I pee what feels like 100 times a day, but my skin is looking great and I put that down to the 2L of water I (try) to always drink. I have the white chilly bottle which you can find, here.
Mid morning snack
When I make my way from breakfast to my desk, of course I am already thinking about a mid morning snack. I love snacks so I grab a banana or a rice cake to bring to my desk. I’ve always been that person that needs a morning snack as there’s approximately 5 hours between breakfast and my lunch break. That’s a long time to go without a snack, right?!
I have always found that hand cream and nail painting are best done when you’re committed to being at a computer. If I didn’t sit and type, I’d get my nail varnish all over the place and fluff sticking to my hand cream. I can’t stop myself from doing tasks. You could put that down to the fact I am a busy person but the truth is, I am just impatient. I love hand cream (because it’s nice but also because my hands are always dry) so I’ve always got one nearby.
Similar to hand cream, being committed to typing is a great time to nourish your cuticles. I pop a bit of nail oil every morning whilst my computer boots up for the day. I picked up a cheapish one from Amazon awhile back and it’s great. An underrated product I didn’t think I needed but now adore.
My bamboo phone holder from Ikea gets used daily. I like to be able to see notifications, news headlines and whats app messages pop up on my phone throughout the day. I feel like I am in the loop with the world within my phone without having to dive into it all the time. It’s also great when I am getting ready on the weekend and I want to watch YouTube videos – that was the main reason I bought it!
Lip balm speaks for itself really. I used to never leave the house without a lip balm and now I never head to my desk without one. I own about a thousand (forever losing and then finding them) but I have my firm favourite, Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. Forever my favourite.
And those are my essentials! I can guarantee you that every day that I am at my desk, all these items are sitting right infront of me.