For decades, coffee had received a bad reputation. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup has been said to aggravate diabetes.
While there’s no denying the Pinoy coffee fan his morning cup, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. The leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone. Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day.
The Covid-19 pandemic puts a stop on almost all outdoor pursuits. People are now spending more time at home and doing more and more activities indoor. This include online classes for children and remote work for parents. This has created a paradigm shift for people who originally view the house as a place to gather with loved ones or to rest and relax. Now, more buyers are looking for a property that facilitates self-care and improve the quality of life.
The health crisis has allowed for easy DIY and home renovations to flourish. Since not most of us can easily afford to purchase a new property, we can always improve our current residence to streamline our work-from-home set up and make our home more conducive to learning for the kids and more suited for a productive day for hardworking mums and dads.
Here are a few home improvement ideas you might want to consider:
Designate a space for work
Nothing improves productivity and focus than having a designated space in your home for everything, including your workstation while you slave the day away working from the comforts of your home. Choose a spot in the house with the least distraction and traffic. This might be an unused extra room, or a nook in the living room. Set up a desk or a table and gather all your work paraphernalias there, including your laptop and computer, your office documents, your mobile phone, and your work journal. You can also put a plant as a simple decor, as well as motivational photos or images, or your favorite diffuser to improve your mood while working.
A good internet connection is also essential in making your domestic workstation work, so make sure that you invest on a fast and reliable service. You can also throw in an ergonomic chair to make working for longer period of time more comfortable. And to complete the whole office vibe, you can also invest on a small filing cabinet or a small shelf where you can easily place everything you might need for work.