One of the things I found difficult when I first started working from
home anywhere is creating a good working space. I had my computer ready and good intentions, but no matter what I couldn’t focus on my work as much as I would like to. It wasn’t until later that I learned I wasn’t creating the space that promoted my workflow. Here is a list of items that may make working from anywhere a little more comfy for you:
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Portable Laptop Desk
One of the biggest items on this list is the portable laptop desk. This option is better for people who have the space to carry a tray around, but it’s super worth it once you get to use it. If you’re working from a laptop predominately and you don’t have an official space to work in, I recommend purchasing a portable laptop desk so you can at least work comfortably. This portable desk lifts the laptop up and allows you to get a better view of the screen, while giving you a level, sturdy spot to use any accessories with your laptop.
I wouldn’t say there’s anything wrong with the track pad that comes with your laptop, but I would say I work more comfortably and more efficiently with a mouse than without it. If you think this would be a good option for you, definitely check out the different types of mouses they have out there. I’m currently using a $10-$15 cheap mouse because this gets thrown in my bag, but there are more expensive ones that feel like high-quality in your hands.
What do you do with all of your cords and chargers? I used to stuff them in the outer pockets of my bags until I realized how disorganized and inconvenient that is. Getting an electronics organizer that only keeps all of your cords in one area, but they keep them safe too. Improperly stored cords can lead to them fraying, getting that wrinkled neck or shortening earlier than they should.
Blue Light Glasses
Let’s keep our vision in optimal shape! As digital nomads we spend a lot of our time staring into screens; our jobs are on the computer, our leisurely shows are on a computer or TV — everything is behind the screen! I only recently started using blue light glasses because I’ve felt the wear & tear of living behind a computer on my eyes. I definitely recommend picking up a pair (or two) and putting them on for long workdays.
My favorite part about spare batteries is I can charge one & tuck it away in my bag until it is needed. There have been so many times that I’m working from my phone and by the time I have to do something else my battery is almost completely drained. With most of my important information on my phone, I would hate for it to be dead while I’m out and that’s where spare batteries literally save the day.
Did I name any of your favorites?
Did I name any of your favorite work from home items or are there some things that I should add to the list? As I have been progressing through my digital nomad journey, the accessories I carry are totally dependent on the projects that I’m working on. Some of these items are still my favorite while others may not always fit in a carry-on bag so they may be left behind. I’m looking forward to hearing more about what accessories you enjoy in the comments below.
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