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Spruce Up Your Space and Level Up Your Work From Home Game

by Denise Magtoto /
April 15, 2021
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Level up your workspace and wfh game with tools and tips

Most of us have been working from home for almost a year now and as we find ourselves in an extremely fluid situation given the growth rate of the pandemic, we’re also stuck at home churning eight hours of work and trying to balance professional and personal life sans the office. Most employers have also shifted to a #WFHForever, which can also be a double-edged sword: working from home has a lot of perks, but productivity can take a hit with plenty of distractions around you.

Given your not-so-new-found freedom in managing your own time and tasks, it is essential to have a functional and comfortable environment and equip yourself with the best remote working essentials. In this article, we’ve corralled a list of our favorite tips and work from home tools to keep you on top of your game!

working tools for online remote workers

1. Delineate a dedicated workspace

Your home office setup or working area should be separated from your personal and relaxation space. As much as possible, don’t work from your beds as it is a gravitational pull towards sloth-like behavior. Tired from sitting all day long? FlexiSpot PH standing desks and FlexiSpot PH desk bikes are great alternatives to keep you moving when you’ve been glued to your chairs for more than 8 hours. Curble Chair ergonomic lumbar support cushions can also correct your posture! Who knew that cycling while working can also increase your energy and focus?

2. Gear up with the right work from home tools and essentials

It’s easier to get your tasks done on time if you have the proper resources at your disposal. Prepare everything that you need. Remote working tools include laptop, stable internet connection, a dedicated web cam for your Zoom calls, sticky notes, and a planner to scribble your top tasks and priorities for the day. What tools do you need to work from home? Logitech K380 Wireless KeyboardLogitech Pebble M350 Mouse, and Stance Philippines height-adjustable laptop stand are great, functional add-ons to your workspace! Plus points because they are super chic! Don’t forget that your workspace should be well-lit (with a good desk lamp, or better yet, natural light!), well-ventilated, and free from clutter. 

brewing coffee to take a mini break

3. Don’t forget to take mini breaks

Since it’s easier to lose track of time with the work-from-home setup, don’t forget to pause and set reminders for your lunch breaks and time-outs. On days when you feel unproductive or out of focus, step away from your laptop and take mini breaks in between. Home office essentials also include activities and tools that can ignite your creativity and increase your focus! 

Calm your frazzled mind with some guided meditation and yoga as this remote setup gives you more personal time. Brew and enjoy a good cup of coffee, listen to an interesting podcast or play some upbeat music with JBL Tune 500BT Wireless Headphones. Learn from SHOOR’s online classes on how to level up your confidence and communication skills, read a chapter from a book or write in your journal some ideas for inspiration. A great breather can be visiting your garden or balcony for some fresh air too. Studies show that these small things can shake up your perspective, refresh your mind, and boost your mood.

online games with friends

4. Stay connected

Sometimes, the isolation, loneliness, and lack of drive-by connections can also be despairing for many. We’re so used to popping into our colleague’s desk to discuss work and life plans, we’re excited to meet our friends for drinks after work, and we’re giddy to plan our travels with our loved ones. While this pandemic has put everything into a halt, we can still find ways to connect and feel connected. It’s also important to have a support system to help you get through this year as this is also a work from home necessity.

Do regular check-ins with your teammates through FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Google Meet or other video conferencing tools. Host weekly lunch meetings online and share personal stories, or try online activities with your friends and colleagues on SHOOR! 

Go on a VR360 adventure with Breakout escape rooms to bring everyone close—quite literally—as you solve challenging puzzles, unlock chilling mysteries, and escape before the time runs out! These are great ice breakers for team building, and you can choose your kind of fun: from Hollywood-inspired horror nightmares to spy thrillers to fantasy worlds! 

SHOOR also has fun online experiences best experienced with your crew—Quiz NightsFitness ClassesCooking ClassCoffee Masterclass and a lot more—to give you stories to share and memories to last a lifetime!

Working from home effectively—staying productive while still maintaining work-life balance—is possible with the right tools and mindset. With the independence and flexibility of this remote setup, it also unlocks new ways to work, gives us more time to work on personal pursuits, and allows us to reconnect with ourselves and with our friends wherever they are in the world! 

Don’t forget to share with us your work-from-home setup and tag us at @shoorph on Instagram and Facebook! 

Denise is a free-spirited, caffeine-driven creative artist, photographer, and copywriter. She’s chronically clumsy and eats poetry for breakfast. She finds solace in reading, sketching, making travel films, surfing with her sister, and finding the right words for her next article.

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Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs

 

  1. SCOPE & COVERAGE

Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.

Mechanics: 

  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

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  1. MECHANICS:

How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.

III. FAQs

What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.