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Dare to Prepare: A Guide on How to Cope with Going Back to the Office

May 24, 2021

For a year of working from the comforts of your home, you have probably developed a deep love for this setup. 

What is not to love, right? Your loved ones are around you 24/7. You never have to wait for break time because you can snack anytime you want. You can wear lounging clothes and not get called out for being unprofessional.

But it is time to face the reality that you have to return to the office. With vaccinations rolling out in every state, you will be back in the office in no time. That is the reason why you must prepare and conquer as you settle down once again at work. How must you get ready, though? No worries, because there are a few things that you can do to excite yourself as you venture out into the corporate world again.

1. Mental Preps

Your mind is your friend and even your most significant enemy-- which is why you must keep your mind engaged that you must go back to the office.

To mentally prepare, let yourself settle in your most relaxed state. Then, you can prepare everything that you need in advance to lessen the mental burden that you face as your most dreaded day comes closer.

Furthermore, remind yourself every day of the positive things that happen when you are at work.

Remember when you were at the office? You have the company of your colleagues to de-stress after a long day at work. Your managers and supervisors are personally looking out for you as they want you to advance to the corporate race. And, you get to breathe fresh air on your way to work, unlike when you were stuck in your room typing away.

See? There are a lot of things that make going back to the office mentally rewarding. The task is up to you to motivate yourself to go back and be the best version of yourself than when you first started working at home.

2. Glow Up

Do you remember the days when you roll out of your bed and log in right away? That vivid memory can be a perk of working from home, but it is time to face the reality that you have to say hello once again to dress shoes and tailored office clothes.

Before you iron your clothes and polish your shoes, you can physically prepare yourself to glow up and stun everyone in your office by how radiant you look.

First, you can start by tweaking your skincare according to what your skin needs. If your skin is looks, you can check whether you are dry or dehydrated. To do this, you can pinch a small part of your skin on top of you hard. If the skin snaps back to its former place, you are good to go. However, if it takes some time, you probably are dehydrated. It is best to invest in hydrating skincare to restore the luster that your skin has lost from months of working at home. Lather on some lotion all over your body and your face to see a blatant difference as you get ready to face your coworkers.

Aside from potent lotions and skin potions, you can also train yourself to sleep earlier at night so that your body can regenerate. Sleeping has a lot of health benefits aside from making you feel refreshed as well. For example, you will notice that your under-eye bags minimize, and you will not get hungry in the morning. a study has found that lack of sleep correlates to overeating and weight gain.

Aside from weight gain, lack of sleep can also turn you into a grumpy mess throughout the day. When you do not get enough sleep, your cognitive functioning slows down and, in turn, negatively affects the work that you do. Not only does it harm your workload, but your motivation also sinks.

Remember, a glow-up does not necessarily mean that you have to spend thousands of dollars to look perfect. Instead, you only need to tweak and level up your daily habits to keep yourself on the right track towards success.

3. Ergonomic Solutions

An ergonomic office is conducive to your professional growth. Not only does one prevent any office mishap, but it also keeps you physically healthy.

Take, for example, FlexiSpot's ergonomic office solutions. With their wide array of office furniture, it is a breeze to look for one that matches your lifestyle.

If you have trouble choosing, the Seiffen Laminated Standing Desk (Eco & Pro) is the best choice for you. 

The Seiffen is a no-brainer standing desk as it offers everything that you could ask for and more. Not only is it an all-around ergonomic standing desk, but its quality is also a guarantee with a budget-friendly price tag. Your coworkers would surely love to have their own. This ergonomic standing desk not only offers a sleek addition to your office but also cares for your spine's health.

Sitting for long periods can have detrimental effects on your spine and joints. That is why investing in a quality standing desk from FlexiSpot is the way to go.

Here are a few customer reviews for the Seiffen:

"This desk meets all my expectations and for a reasonable price too! I'm glad I went with FlexiSpot over a more expensive brand because this is all I need, and the quality is great. Assembly wasn't too bad either, but I did have a helper." - Michelle H.

"I love this standing desk for working from home. It was easy to put together and moves up and down smoothly. I was also impressed by how much workspace it provides." - Lindsey G.

"Easy to assemble, instructions in plain English. When I want to stand, I stand. When I want to sit, I sit. Edema is gone! Best Price anywhere. I was about to purchase a desktop riser, then found this for just a few bucks more. So worth it. Highly recommend for anyone with any health issue or healthy people with desk jobs who want to stay that way." - Teresia K.

All of these customers are satisfied with the Seiffen Laminated Standing Desk (Eco & Pro), and for sure, once you experience this desk, you will never go back to a regular table.

So, how would you prepare for work? This simple list is here to guide you, but you must always prioritize what makes you feel good and look great. Either way, FlexiSpot is here to keep you motivated through its wide array of ergonomic standing desks.