I have been fully on working from home mode since Feb 2021 and the last time I went to office was before the Chinese New Year this year. Our management decided to continue working from home as it is much more flexible and safer this way. That is why I am so glad that we decided to set up a home office back in January.

1. I work better with two screens

I work much better with two screens instead of one especially during my report research writing. My go to laptop will always be my Macbook Pro and my second laptop is the husband's Asus ROG which connected well with our 32" LG monitor. I have tried to connect my Macbook before but I didn't like it as much. So, two screens it is!

2. Ergonomics Gaming chair saved my back

I remember working and sitting on the dining chair or the bed and suffered a terrible back pains for days. So, I am glad that we decided to invest in proper ergonomic gaming chair that I can used daily without suffering the pains from bad postures. In case you are wondering, our gaming chair is from TT Racing and this is the one that we bought. 

3. Note taking and research reading using iPad 8th Generation & Apple pencil

Other than investing in good chair and monitor, I also bought an iPad around March this year and followed by Apple pencil to help with my research paper reading and note taking. I have to confess that I really love taking note using this iPad and Apple pencil. I even started digital planning soon after. However, I still continue using my usual journal for daily task and reminder etc.

4. Scented candles and essential oils to get me in the 'Productive mood'

I am no stranger to scented candles and essential oils. I love anything that helps to lift up my mood and one of them is calming and soothing scents. My favourite scented candles to get me into the productive mood would be Wild Wave by Nyala and Warm Vanilla Sugar by Bath & Body Works. As for essential oils, I love the combination of Lemon and Peppermint EO to lift my mood especially in the morning.

5. Last but not least, a Work From Home Playlist!

Other than good and calming scents, I also love playing my WFH playlist on the background while I'm working. My absolute favourites would be this one and this also. On other day I may change my music to the old songs or even to KPOP depending on my mood. However, mostly I will be playing a lofi music in the background.

That's all for my work from home essentials and equipment that I'm using to ease my works. Sometimes I don't need much and can work using only my Macbook but sometimes I do need more. I have been trying to cultivate better routine to ensure that I can stay productive especially when the procrastination mood comes crashing. Hope you enjoy this write up and do comment below if you have any WFH essentials and equipments that you could not live without. x