For as much comfort and freedom as working from home can provide, maintaining a work-life balance can be difficult. Along with dodging distractions, like television shows and texts from friends, knowing how to shift from work to relaxation mode is tricky.
But fret not my hardworking friends, we’re here to help. With the right items, transitioning from work to play can be a breeze. From sleep-improving bedding to sophisticated loungewear and more, here are five essentials that will promote a better work-life balance when you WFH.
1. Better Bedding
One of the hardest things about working from home is figuring out how to unwind after a long workday. And to make matters worse, studies show that working from home can also be pretty disruptive to your sleep patterns. Ensure you always get a good night’s sleep by investing in quality bedding composed of buttery soft materials, such as long-staple cotton bed sheets, so you can keep your sleep schedule in check and stay focused and productive while you work.
2. Aromatherapy Candles
A little aromatherapy can go a long way when working at home. Certain scents are clinically proven to boost your spirits and productivity, while others can instantly reduce stress and irritability. Fortunately, the AM to PM Candle Set will have you covered from day to night. Light a sea kelp and driftwood-infused Wake Candle in the morning to keep your mind clear and focused while you work, and switch to the rose essential oil-scented Magic Hour Candle to relax your mind and body as soon as you’ve signed off for the day.
3. Sophisticated Loungewear
Whether you’re working from home or at an office, being dressed for the part will help keep you focused on the task at hand. Fortunately, there are plenty of sophisticated loungewear pieces you can wear to stay comfortable (but productive) while you work from home. For a casual look that you wouldn’t mind wearing during a Zoom meeting, consider the Adelphi Jumpsuit, or a sleek pair of comfy pants, such as the Bushwick Pant or the Boerum Jogger.
4. A Plush Robe
When it’s time to log off for the day, throw on a luxurious robe to remind yourself that it’s time to relax. Composed of super soft combed, long-staple cotton, the Super Plush Robe will mentally transport you to a spa-like state at the end of the day. Searching for a robe to wear at home after work that you wouldn’t mind answering the door in? The Linen Robe is made of Belgian and French flax and features a stonewashed finish that makes it look both effortless and elegant at the same time.
5. Colorful Artwork
If you aren’t already hip to the benefits of color therapy, then now’s the time to smarten up. Certain hues can actually boost creativity and productivity, as well as calm your nerves, just by looking at them. To help keep your mind sharp and focused during WFH hours, hang artwork with energizing shades of red and yellow, such as Blue Notes by Daylight Dreams Editions, on a wall in your work area. Or, employ a piece with lots of soothing, moody blues, like Cumulus No. 3 by Molly Frances, in your bedroom to help your brain and body relax at the end of the day.