Three Ways to Fight WFH Cabin Fever
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably feeling a little cooped up from months of working from home. Thankfully, there’s a pretty surefire way to shake off the cabin fever, at least during the warmer months: take your job outside for a bit! After all, the world is redefining the future of work and what constitutes an “office.”
Now, we know what you might be thinking: “But Etc., I live in a teenytiny apartment with zero outdoor space! How can I work outside?” Fear not! There are still opportunities for you to enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of WFHBAO (Working From Home But Also Outside. Trademark pending. We’re onto something here.)
1. Get that patio popping.
Let’s start with the obvious one. If you have a private patio or balcony, you probably already know the magic of working al fresco. But are you making the most of your outdoor sanctuary? Patio furniture tends to be not so ergonomically friendly, and we’re big proponents of the idea that a productive mind starts with a comfortable body. Good news: The golden age of functional, fabulous furniture for flexible settings is upon us, and our Osrick Side Chair is patio perfection.
2. Park yourself at the park.
If it’s your furry coworker’s favorite place in the entire universe, why can’t it be yours? Sure, public parks are perfect spots for safely meeting up with friends, but they’re also pretty great for a few hours of work. Just grab your laptop, a blanket, and your favorite midafternoon snack, and you’re all set. Bonus: Many public parks (especially in major cities) are equipped with WiFi, so you might not even need a hotspot. And if you feel weird telling your coworkers that you’re sitting in a park, just tell them you’re using the “corporate campus.”
3. Walk it out.
If your job requires creativity and the ideas aren’t coming, the “working walk” is your best friend. We all know the feeling of staring at a computer screen until our eyes melt. A brisk stroll (even if it’s just around the block) can get the blood pumping, which is a great way to generate fresh ideas. Just be sure to bring your favorite pocket notepad so you can capture any strokes of genius that may come. Rumor has it our Vernita Planter was the brainchild of a 4 PM coffee run.