What are your at-home work station must-haves? (Readers: see if you can spot the one thing we all have in common!)
Maria: Water, coffee, and a fuzzy blanket.
Eddie: A coaster for my coffee, a chair I can cross my legs in, and enough space for my dogs to lay down within arm’s length.
Alexa: Water, coffee or tea, a snack, headphones and at least one dog under my desk.
Jonathan M: Coffee and sunlight
Elisa: Coffee and comfy clothes
Name the top 5 songs on your Productivity Playlist.
Maria: I usually don’t listen to music while working, but some of my favorites for general productivity are, “White Ferrari” by Frank Ocean, “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, “Bella” Wolfine & Maluma, “The Louvre” by Lorde, and “ilomilo” by Billie Eilish.
Eddie: 1. Sunflower – Post Malone
2. Shed You – Tessa Thompson
3. If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) – The 1975
4. Go the Distance (Roger Bart from the Hercules Soundtrack (Absolute Banger)
5. Cocoa Hooves (Glass Animals)
Alexa: Signs by CYGN, Love$ick feat A$ap Rocky, Home by Matt Quentin, Order of Operations by Khruangbin, and Hunnybee by Unknown Mortal Orchestra (there’s no rhyme or reason to my music playlists)
Jonathan M: Honestly don’t really listen to music while I work
Elisa: I’ve never been a “music while I work” type person – I get too distracted because I love it too much
Daily coffee count?
Maria: 1 (unless it’s Monday…lol)
Alexa: 1 frothy bulletproof coffee will do
Jonathan M: 2
Elisa: A solid 2 LARGE cups
Tell us: what’s your #1 tip for separating work from home while working from home?
Maria: If you can, keep your workspace separate from your chill space. I personally like to read, watch TV, and write in the living room, so I work from a spare room (or even the porch sometimes).
Eddie: Against your greater judgment, avoid working from the couch. I’m guilty of it all the time, but it makes it much harder to relax or truly feel disconnected. At the very least, NEVER work from your bed/bedroom.
Alexa: Staying only in my work corner when I work and not working anywhere else in the house!
Jonathan M: Make a to-do list for both with timeslots, but why not work while laying by the pool and smoking a premium cigar?
Elisa: To be honest, this is a pretty big challenge right now but it helps to get some exercise and take breaks to do “home things” with your homies 😉 (aka go for a walk with the kiddos, play a board game, soak in some vitamin D)
What’s the best part of working from home?
Maria: Being able to wear sweatpants all day!
Eddie: My dogs have never been happier. I swear they think I’ve been fired but as long as there’s Kibble and I take them on walks they really don’t care.
Alexa: The puppies, of course!
Jonathan M: Seeing my family more
Elisa: My space has everything I need- food, coffee, comfy clothes, and all the people I love 😉
Zoom or FaceTime?
Jonathon W: FaceTime
Jonathan M: Zoom
Desk or Couch?
Jonathon W: Desk
Jonathan M: Depends on the mood
Netflix or Hulu?
Jonathon W: Netflix
Jonathan M: Just depends on the mood
Coffee or Tea?
Jonathon W: Coffee (what even is tea?)
Maria: Coffee in the morning, tea at night (but coffee wins if one has to go)
Alexa: Ugh I’m picky here but we’ll go with coffee.
Jonathan M: Coffee
Elisa: Coffee, though I’m loving making lavender tea lattes right now
Food Delivery or Cook from Scratch?
Jonathon W: Cook
Maria: Cooking is one of my favorite quarantine hobbies!
Eddie: Cook from scratch
Alexa: Cook from scratch
Jonathan M: Chipotle for days
Elisa: DELIVERY – c’mon we have 3 kids!
Workout Videos or Outdoor Run?
Jonathon W: Outdoor run
Maria: Outdoor run
Eddie: Outdoor run
Alexa: Workout Video (running is the enemy)
Jonathan M: Outdoor run
Elisa: Outdoor run
Puzzles or Coloring?
Jonathon W: Coloring – I think puzzles are from the devil himself
Maria: I love a good puzzle
Jonathan M: Coloring