The benefits of working remotely from home is that you can setup your home office to become one of the most productive places. I've got a few tried and true gadgets that can help you keep focus while in a non-traditional office environment.
For thirteen years, I've been going to a corporate office where my desk setup was chosen for me. While there were things I could do to customize my space, I was limited due to office rules and regulations like no mini-fridges, no holiday lighting, and no decorations above a certain height.
I recently changed jobs and am now working remotely full-time. It's been an absolute blessing for our family. With a commute that is now gone, I have time to drop off my older kids at school in my minivan. I know it's crazy, but that has been on my life bucket list. Being able to drop them off at school in the car pool lane and saying goodbye has been amazing (versus dropping them off at daycare and having them take the bus to school).
Working remotely has also allowed me to use some of that time savings to also focus on self-improvement time in the morning. I feel like the morning hours are when I do my best work, and being able to focus on self-development reading and books has been something I've been able to include in my morning routine.
After finding out that I'd be working remotely from home full-time, I wanted to invest in making sure that my space would be set up to be productive.
My office is a craft space as well as my working space for my corporate day job. I want to share some of my absolute favorite gadgets I've invested in to make this space absolutely productive.
Ikea Manual Crank Desk
I love this standing desk. While I would have preferred an electric standing desk, at the time, my budget would not allow it. However, it's only about 40 turns until it is as tall as I need to be. On a given 8 hour day, I probably move it up and down 3 times.
After spending over $500 on different keyboards, I think I've settled on my favorite keyboard. These MX Keys have great feedback and they have indents for the F and K keys, unlike the Magic Keyboards from Apple. I also spent $200 on mechanical keyboards, but I found they were too loud for team meetings over Zoom meetings. I've settled for these because they also allow me to switch from my personal device and my corporate work device.
MX Master 3
I absolutely LOVE this line of mice. I have had the MX Master 2S