2020 has definitely been a year of interesting surprises. We have planted our feet into what everyone calls the new normal, and it looks like this is not going away anytime soon.
One thing is certain – our homes have truly become our sanctuaries over the past year. With most working from home only to venture outside for important errands, we now spend so much of our waking hours in our living space!
Remote work is expected to stay, even as the pandemic eases. Feeling exhausted even if you’re at home? Don’t fret, it’s normal. The key to staying sane and on top of what needs to get done is learning how you can strike a balance between work and home life. This can be challenging since they are happening in the same space. However, if you live in a place that has been future-proofed to meet your needs, managing this setup becomes easier.
Yes, schedule is key
The idea of working at home seems fun at first. Who doesn’t love the idea of skipping the long morning commute and going to work in your pajamas? But left unchecked, your work life can slowly bleed into the time you spend on other responsibilities and passions. It can be tempting to roll out of bed and immediately log on to check your email for the day, but setting a regular schedule will benefit you.
Wake up early, and make some time for coffee or breakfast. Take a bath, get dressed, and then “clock in” as usual. You’ll feel less overwhelmed by sticking to a schedule and “clocking out” at the end of your work hours to spend valuable time bonding with family.
Make space for work and play
Assign a spot in your condo unit that you can consider your office. A functional desk with a comfy chair in your bedroom or living room is more than enough. Consider this your 9-6 spot. Avoid working in areas where you rest, like your bed or your couch. You could unconsciously associate rest spots with work, thus making it harder to fully enjoy your downtime.
Boundaries are healthy and important. When you live in a place that is built for families, everyone can find a quiet spot for themselves during the day–whether it’s mom on a call, or the kids with their online classes. Bonus points if your desk is in front of a window with a great view!
Being cooped up inside can lead to a little bit of cabin fever, so try to get some fresh air when you can! Step outside your unit and spend a few minutes in an amenity area that offers a calming view. You can also try doing yoga to move your muscles and find your center. If you’re lucky enough to have a gym or pool in your building, then you can work out without having to travel far away from home. Remember, keeping your body healthy is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success each day. Make time to de-stress and take care of yourself!
If you’re looking for a forever home that fits the bill, Gem Residences is the latest SMDC property that has been designed with the needs of the new normal in mind. Conveniently located along C5 in Pasig, you are just a few minutes away from nearby shops, malls, schools, and hospitals.
Aside from offering units where you can work in peace, you also have the option to bring work outside — outside your unit that is. Work spaces in the amenity area allows you to work with a view and think clearly. The skyline view is enough to fuel your productivity!
Even with the convenient location, there is really no need to go far to where you need to be, since everything you need to live, work, and play is under one roof. Gem Residences has a fitness gym and a yoga deck to help you keep fitness in check. When you need a little me-time, you can take a dip in the pool or relax in the hotel-like lobby.
As a Gem Residences homeowner, you can savor flexible units, 24/7 security, and quality luxury finishes at a price that won’t break the bank. When you live in a property that has thought about the work-life balance of its residents, you know that you’ll be able to flourish.