7 Tips to Help You Stay Productive When Working from Home

Work from home with notebook, coffee and laptop
Work from home with notebook, coffee and laptop
Photo by Bongkarn Thanyakij

With the growing COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been tasked to work from home. Besides making it easier to practice social distancing, it can be a great time and money-saver as we skip the commute and possibly spend less on meals and entertainment. On the other hand, I’ve heard an understandable amount of concern from friends and co-workers about distractions at home.

Fear not! You can make the best of working from home with the following tips.

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5 Tips to Help You Declutter and Achieve a Minimalist Desk

How to Declutter and Maintain a Minimalist Desk

If you’ve been feeling distracted at your desk, look around. Is your workspace cluttered or disorganised? If the answer is yes, this can make it harder for you to focus. Perhaps it’s time to declutter and possibly consider a minimalist desk.

This is my current desk. I once had a regular workstation covered with stationery and files, until I fell in love with the clean and calming atmosphere of a clear desk. Adopting a minimalist desk for the past few years has improved my productivity and made it more enjoyable for work or play.

Inspired? Here are 5 tips to help you achieve a decluttered, minimalist desk.

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Quick Guide to Success at Keeping Plants Alive

Guide to Keeping Plants Alive

Guide to Keeping Plants AlivePhoto by Daria Shevtsova

Do you enjoy plants, but are afraid of killing them? Or have – gasp – killed some and believe you have a black thumb? Then this is for you.

Indoor gardening is my beloved hobby. I love helping friends and colleagues who appreciate plants, but are convinced they have a black thumb. Here’s the deal – we can all have a green thumb, it just takes practice and understanding!

Here’s some great advice, in a quick and dirty cheat sheet, that has helped us keep our plants alive.

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